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CYBERHIPPIETOTALISM (CHT) Lanzarote
Off-grid Permanently Temporary Hackbase
Season 4 & 5 (2014-2017) Open Plan

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Revisions:
    2016-03-27 (announce CHT4D)
    2017-09-18 restructure
    2020-02-03 move in + quick read

"A manifesto means nothing without a mechanism."
via @substack


Table of Contents
1 ( UPDATE FOR 2021 )
2 BASICS
2.1     * Study and set up off-the-grid infrastructure:
2.2     * Buy a piece of land & build a liveable camp ground-up:
2.3     * No money leaks - establish ownership:
2.4     * Nomadic / permanently temporary:
2.5     * Fund the project:
3 COMING HERE
4 ROUGH FINANCIALS (Infrastructure budget)
4.1     Outline
4.2     Expenses
4.3     Also see
5 SEASON PROJECTS / PRIORITIES
5.1     * Set up and document diverse desert camp bases
5.2     * Hackbase architecture:
5.3     * Abstract the hackbase model:
5.4     * Grow own food:
5.5     * Institutional framework - define and possibly incorporate a cooperative:
5.6     * Establish institutions needed internally & make available externally to local community:
5.7     * Lower person costs for 30%, to under 300€/month (stay+food+lab):
5.8     * Smart house + quantified house; "intranet of things"; improve ideation workflow
5.9     * Free, Libre and Open-Source Lifestyles (FLOSL):
5.10     * Set up a music studio and book bands
5.11     * IN FOCUS: Management Cybernetics:
5.12     * IN FOCUS: Nomadology and Field Expansion beyond "home":
5.13     * Politics of hacking + Futorology:
5.14     * Members to have clearer commonality, but NOT community:
6 Choosing & Buying land
7 SEASON ACTIVITY SO FAR
7.1     Pre-season (Oct 2014→)
7.2     Season 4/A (Nov 21 2014→)
7.3     Break (Dec 21 2014→)
7.4     Season 4/B (April 6 2015→)
7.5     Break (June 21 2015→)
7.6     Season 4/C (February 2016→)
7.7     Break (March 2016→)
7.8     Season 4/D (May→July 2016)
7.9     (→→→)
8 Event draft: HYPERCONGRESS


( UPDATE FOR 2021 )

The activities described below — to establish what is now known as 🔗hackbase-type3 (rural land facility) — ultimately resulted in an investigative detour. CHT manifested as 🔗hackbase-type2 (nomadic camps) and 🔗hackbase-type4 (harbours & mobility). For more details, see 🔗history.

In 2021, as part of 🔗future scheming, this document is re-actualized.

The next camp is planned on http://next.totalism.org !




BASICS

Location: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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General info @ http://totalism.org/

The 2011-2014 house (CHT#1) is no more: renting does not scale (house size is limited), you have limited control over architecture and surroundings, and it bleeds money. It's not a smart decision long-term.

The plan for this year is to experiment with, and finally buy land + set up a Liveable Hacklab Campsite, a desert hackbase, as an extension of the manifesto 🔗hacking-housing:


    * Study and set up off-the-grid infrastructure:
Fund 🔗solar (photovoltaics) and wind;
Get a water cistern and research seawater purification.


    * Buy a piece of land & build a liveable camp ground-up:
This means: tents, sheds, hexayurts; stone walls; subterranean construction.
Check 🔗stuff - list of what we already have; this includes:
    * camping equipment for ~10 people
    * advanced camp infrastructure (off-grid power, networking, etc)
    * basic tools and hackerspacey stuff
    * local nature, supply-chain and people know-how
        (project has been in Lanzarote for 4 years!)
    * [...]


    * No money leaks - establish ownership:
Land: rent-to-buy agreement (installment payoffs);
Infrastructure: invest-to-own (own electricity > paying bills)


    * Nomadic / permanently temporary:
Focus on non-fixed structures and nomadic migration processes.
See 🔗status (stub).


    * Fund the project:
See 🔗donate. Thanks!





COMING HERE

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Communication via list@totalism.org (see 🔗list), 🔗contact, and by editing any relevant pads.
You can also email directly to info@totalism.org or david@totalism.org .

https://next.totalism.org

* self-organize:
    * mail to list@totalism.org, or 🔗contact for other ways
    * http://next.totalism.org
    * IRC #hackbases and #chtotalism (Freenode)

* help with a one time or regular donation here: 🔗donate

* Or just show up (*don't actually do that too much)

* Facebook event (deprecated): http://www.facebook.com/events/1492565911019303/





ROUGH FINANCIALS (Infrastructure budget)


    Outline

* roughly 30.000€ all together

* could sustain ~30 people (?)

* ~5000m2 (70 x 70m) land means 100 7x7m subplots
    (or 30 13x13m subplots)

* ~5kW solar & wind installation + Water tank + Communication tower


    Expenses

    * land ~ 10-15.000€ (~3-6€ / sqm)
    * land manipulation + walls ~ 2000€
    * materials for Structure 1 ~ 1000€
    * full kitchen for 10 people ~ 800€ + 200€
    * full camping for 10 people ~ 300€ + 300€
    * energy: diesel backup ~ 200€
    * energy: solar setup ~200€ + 1000€
    * energy: batteries ~100€ + 1000€
    * energy: wind setup ~ 1000€
    * water: cistern tank + pump = 500€
    * water: desalination = 2000€ 
    * water: sink / showers: 300€
    * wastewater = ...
    * power tools ~ 300€ +300€
    * net = long-distance wifi ~ 300€ <- see ubiquiti or Freifunk etc
    * transport vehicle ~ 2000€ → 🔗trucko
    * security systems ~ 1000€ (yes, lasers!!1)
    * food storage ~ 200€
    * washing up ~ 200€
    * studio to bring recording bands ~ 1000€ + 500€


    Also see

* 🔗ordering
* 🔗tech-tree
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SEASON PROJECTS / PRIORITIES

Also see done and ongiong work and ideas in:
    *  🔗season4-A (November-December 2014)
    *  🔗season4-B (April-June 2015)
    *  🔗season4-C (February-March 2016)
    *  🔗season4-D (May-... 2016)

_____________________________________________________________

    * Set up and document diverse desert camp bases


    * Hackbase architecture:
    release existing CHT architecture work & 🔗hacking-housing manifesto
    See 🔗architecture.


    * Abstract the hackbase model:
    publish + assist in replicating the infrastructure
    See 🔗architecture.


    * Grow own food:
    1) complete numeric model, evaluating all inputs (expenditures) & outputs = finances, water, work effort, energy, farming tech (irrigation, machinery, ...)
    2) technical farming: investigate new crop types, sensor architecture (cybernetics), controlled experiments
    3) find a partner farm to immediately apply practices to [under way!]
    4) demonstrate capacity for self-sustainability:
        * limited monoculture (potatoes)
        * 100%:
            4 people avg, 200 days = 1000 person days in Season 4
            at 2500 kcal / day ~ 500g potatoes/day
            total ~500kg for full, at ~5kg/sqm = 100sqm (10x10m)
        * 10% (Demo):
            3 x 3 sqm plot, expected yield = 30kg
            supplement with 3-5 other test crops
            plant time: ?
    5) rely on no-upkeep techniques (initial effort + simple crops + cybernetic systems)
    6) [mstefanow] Consider using http://www.soylent.me/ or a DIY version http://diy.soylent.me/ - I actually purchased from the EU store - http://www.joylent.eu/ - and it is very practical, nourishing. Highly recommending instead of really hard work with agriculture.


    * Institutional framework - define and possibly incorporate a cooperative:
    See 🔗coop and 🔗coop-index
    1) common ownership (land + inventory)
    2) External market representation for work:
        1) "High added value":
            Example: software development, research, sysadmin
            at ~20€/per hour, that's ~20h/month of work
        2) Simple work:
            Example: agriculture system upkeep, construction
            Focus on education in disruptive models for basic fields
            at ~5€/h, that's ~80h/month of work
        3) solidarity


    * Establish institutions needed internally & make available externally to local community:
    * non-profit shop ("basic supplies redistribution")
    * non-profit community kitchen
    * [...]


    * Lower person costs for 30%, to under 300€/month (stay+food+lab):
    (this should be a yearly trend)
    See  🔗subfinance.


    * Smart house + quantified house; "intranet of things"; improve ideation workflow


    * Free, Libre and Open-Source Lifestyles (FLOSL):
    * representation of a lifestyle (time and money dependencies)
    * models for cross-comparing time/money/effort etc
    * continued work on  🔗poster as medium
    See 🔗metrics.


    * Set up a music studio and book bands
    See 🔗studio.


    * IN FOCUS: Management Cybernetics:
    * Open source Cybersyn, also see Mutual Coordination Economics Working Group
    * "Future modelling": Open source World3 (from The Limits to Growth)


    * IN FOCUS: Nomadology and Field Expansion beyond "home":
    long-distance wifi, mobile basic life-support systems, ...


    * Politics of hacking + Futorology:
    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futures_studies
    * "Hackers are an abstract class, but one as yet to hack itself into manifold existences." --Mckenzie Wark, A Hacker Manifesto (2004)
    * analyse possible global political outcomes, pick desired ones
    * analyse different possible tactics to achieve this


    * Members to have clearer commonality, but NOT community:
    * beyond communities = inclusive opt-in commons:
        "anyone has freedom from, and freedom to"
    * Infrastructure > Community ("tap water" > "kind friend letting you drink")
    * communities are cliques, because there is a concept of "belonging"
    * 🔗commonground - commonality in knowledge foundation
    Also see 🔗roles, 🔗newcomers, 🔗flocking, ...






Choosing & Buying land

* Consult 🔗land-attributes document.

* Baseline land price is 3-6€/square meter

* Study legal situation (for more, see 🔗hacking-housing outline):
    What's permitted on specific-types of lands?
    Figure out what the "building codes" are.
    Figure out the best:
        * conforms to natural sense
        * is possible without corrupt building permissions

* What to build:
    Tents / Yurts / Sheds / WikiHouse / Hexayurts / ...






SEASON ACTIVITY SO FAR


    Pre-season (Oct 2014→)

Prepare & publish materials for new season.

Events:
    * Brussels/BE: CoopCon: Hackbases & Coops festival @ HSBXL
    * Lüneburg/DE : Post-Digital Scholar conference @ Leuphana


    Season 4/A (Nov 21 2014→)

Camp #1: "Experimental hacker campground".

🔗season4-A - See here for complete details (setting, projects, etc).

Ended for break to visit 31c3 (Hamburg/DE) in end of December.


    Break (Dec 21 2014→)

Analysis of Season 4-A and EU nomadism.

Break:
    * Hamburg/DE : 31c3 (Chaos Computer Congress) (Dec 25-31)
    * Hamburg/DE : hanging out at Attraktor space (Dec-March)
    * Brussels/BE : talk at FLOSS Community Metrics (Jan 30, 🔗metrics slides)
    * Brussels/BE : meetup at FOSDEM (Jan 31-Feb 1)
    * Paris/FR : dcht00 in Glenn Branca's Symphony °16 (Feb 15-20, more here)
    * Paris/FR : hanging out at awesome 1500m2 Electrolab hackerspace (end of Feb)
    * Hannover/DE : #hackbases at CeBIT lol (Mar 18)
    * Berlin/DE : hanging out at CCCB and C-base (Mar 20)
    * Hamburg/DE : conference Building Democratic Confederalism (Apr 3-6)

Resources:
    * 🔗maps - EU hacker maps
    * 🔗calendar - EU hacker calendar


    Season 4/B (April 6 2015→)

Camp #2: "April repopulation".

🔗season4-B - See here for all info.
Still a stub as of June 17th, will be merged with all offline docu...

Takes:
    * CHT4b/1 @ Lanzarote (Apr 8)
    * CHT4b/2 @ Graciosa (Apr 20)
    * CHT4b/3 : Lanzarote resupply (~ May 11)
    * CHT4b/4 : Graciosa II (~ May 22)
    * [...]

Ended June 21st.


    Break (June 21 2015→)

So (D's plans):
    * Hamburg (MS Stubnitz)
    * Berlin
    * #cccamp15 ~mid August
    * more Berlin
    * Kranj, Slovenia <-- on October 22
    * Bologna hackerspace visit (HacklabBo) ~ 15-20. December
    * 32c3 ~ 20-30 December 2015
    * FOSDEM ~ end of January 2016


    Season 4/C (February 2016→)

Happened! More here - 🔗season4-C, updates coming soon!


    Break (March 2016→)

Visiting:
    * Leipzig + Sublab hackerspace
    * AnthropoceneCampus @Berlin
    * SquatConf @Berlin
    * SQEK @Rotterdam


    Season 4/D (May→July 2016)

See 🔗season4-D for full planning & report!


    (→→→)

🔗history.





Event draft: HYPERCONGRESS

A 1-2 week idea-mapping & coliving event assisted by smart software.
Hosted as a base.

    * Core: ~4 days in ?
    * Extended: 4 days before + 4 days after (12 days)






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