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NEW: “Donate” Button!

Hey readers!

I wanted to let you know about a new feature I added to the site, to make it super easy to support The COMET project. I’ve added a “DONATE” button to the bottom of the Home web page (where all the widgets are, below the blog posts), and another one on the “Donate” page under that title. By donating to The COMET, you will be supporting education in sustainable building practices and sustainable living. You will be empowering people to build their own homes that are eco-friendly and attainable. Your contribution will be felt far and wide, as people all over the country and the world follow the DIY instructions and use the resources on this website to live more sustainably, as well as when The COMET travels the USA as a mobile classroom and showcase for a sustainable lifestyle.

Your contribution will go towards purchasing materials to complete DIY projects for The COMET, which will lead to tutorials here on cometcamper.wordpress.com. Your donation will also be used to purchase healthy and eco-friendly building materials, or re-purposed materials that will help me complete The COMET. Every contribution really truly does make a difference, and a little bit goes a long way! If you donate $50 or more, you automatically become a Sponsor, and will be featured on the Sponsors page, have a post written about you and your contribution, and I will do my best to work out an open house in your town or local school!

You may know that I am also looking for sponsorships from green-minded businesses and companies. If you are interested in having your product or materials featured in The COMET, and having your product seen all over the US and the world, please contact me!

Thank you! And Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to and supported The COMET!

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The COMET, expanded

What does The COMET mean?

C – Cost-efficient. The Comet will focus on using affordable products and affordable methods in it’s construction. It is important to me that the goal of The COMET is within reach for anyone wanting an alternative way of living. I will be using as many free and recycled materials as possible, as well as salvaging what can be re-used in the original trailer.I’ll be divulging lots of good resources for cost-efficient materials and projects.

O – Off-grid. The Comet will be completely self-sustaining in energy and resource use. Some of the systems that will be incorporated include photovoltaic, rainwater collection, and a composting toilet. The Comet will be able to function completely off the grid. It’s the ultimate freedom!

M – Mobile. Of course, the nature of the camper trailer is to be mobile. The advantage of this is flexibility and cost-efficiency. Flexibility in your housing can lead to opportunity and greater personal freedom. Financially, a mobile structure is generally less expensive to maintain and keep. In most states anything on wheels is exempt from building codes, zoning laws, and taxes!

E – Eco. Eco-friendly means good for the planet and the environment. It also translates into “human” friendly as natural products are generally more healthy for us than products soaked in chemicals. The materials that I use in The Comet will be sustainably produced and non-toxic. All building materials (aside from what I can find for free/recycled – which still have to be healthy of course) will be examples of new technologies in sustainable “green” building methods. In addition to using only Eco-friendly building materials, all of the fabric, linens, cleaning products, hygienic products, etc. within The Comet will also be eco- and people- friendly. The trailer itself will be “green” by using only renewable energy sources. It’s really important to me that The Comet is a naturally safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible home.

T – Trailer. Because that’s how we roll! Literally. Get it?

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