State of the Nation February 24, 2013

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Greetings Fans and supporters and Planet.

Mutanthouse is in flux, chaos and transformation. In a way Tim and Kay’s eviction from the apartment we rented across the street was the kick in the tuches we needed to get in gear. As is Kay and Tim and their furries will be moving into the main house in six days and we have been trying to make it as liveable as possible. At the moment we are somewhat monetarily challenged because my school funds have come in yet, Tim’s hours at work have been cut to almost half and we used our emergency budget to try to save poor Axel the Parvo puppy.

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Despite our challenges we are confident that 2013 is going to be the year of big positive transformation at Mutanthouse.
Within the next 5 weeks we intend on moving me down stairs, Moving Kay and Tim upstairs, having pluming fixed, Creating and planting the first part of our vegetable garden, painting the face of the house blue , prettying up the front yard, finally moving Lucky and Burt Burt inside… We will be posting Pictures and keeping you updated.

If you would like to help us there are two ways you can do this:
1-by donating funds here > Our donation link >

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https://www.wepay.com/donations/mutanthouse-support-fund

Any amount no matter how small helps and is greatly appreciated! All donations will be used to fix the house and foster the Project, buy supplies for our garden and seeds, make sure the Furries are vetted, fed and spoiled or to helping abused and neglected animals and children in our neighborhood. If you have specific wishes what your donation should go to please specify it in the comment or send us a message to our Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664 )

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Or another way you can help is donating physical Items both used and new. We appreciate all gifts this is a great way of getting rid of stuff you might not need and helping us build the project and help animals and children.

What we need >

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For the furries:
Dog beds , cat beds, blankets , Dog food cat food , dog houses (for dogs who have no shelter in the neighbourhood), gift cards to pets mart , dog brushes , leashes , cat toys , dog toys, cat litter, litter boxes , scratch trees , cat and dog furniture , treats , collars , bowls , towels , Pet crates and whatever else you might think is useful.

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Glass bricks, paint , Wood ( ply wood , beams , studs , panels ) , a cement mixer , shingles for both roof and house , nails , polyurethane, power tools , tools , window glass , old doors , old windows , cement , Cog , sand , gravel , tiles , bricks, stone blocks , pipes , wiring , scaffolding , ladders , ducttape , roller pins , paint brushes , wallpaper , wallpaper glue, buckets , gutters , wire , wood beams , poles , bamboo fencing , fence pieces (both chain link and wood ) , gates and fence posts and whatever else you might think is useful.

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For the garden we need:
Seeds , planters , fruit trees , plants , nut trees ,garden tools , arbours , decorative items , play ground toys for neighbourhood kids , bamboo trees and seeds , benches, tables for the community space, pots, concrete tiles , stone tiles, Train ties, boulders, gravel, bricks, fertile soil, bio mulch, bio compost, wheel barrows, garden hoses and watering cans, rain barrels, wine barrels and whatever else you might think is useful.

So that pretty much sums it up for now as always thank you for your support , wish us luck 🙂
Namaste
Alex

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Transformation and birth of an Idea

This project was birthed out of a dark place.  I had been out of work for two years, struggling financially spiritually, emotionally. At some point I realized that if I wanted to get out of the deep dark pit I found myself in, I would have to regain a sense of purpose and interest in life in general. I also realised that our one family, white picket fence style of living has become hopelessly outdated in a society where one family alone often cannot facially survive.  Humanity has recognised that this planet can only be saved if we all pull together on a global scale, if there will be follow-through on that realisation who knows, sadly as individuals we cannot control the outcome. What we can control is our individual impact and behaviour.

So as I sat there moping I took a look around me and realised that while my house was in a rude state of disrepair, I still had land and a house  while others  did not . I had resources, there for a vintage point from which I could implement change.  After realising that my pit might not be as deep as perceived , I tried to crystallise the  main  things that are important to me as an individual  and found that  simplified  it summed up to the following , art , science , A love for animals , ecological consciousness, making a positive difference in other people’s lives,  creating something of value a legacy of sort. Slowly the outline of Mutant house evolved from this first initial spark, the ideas are still evolving and will transform organically as others join the project. As is Mutant house is for now a one woman project, and being such might take a while to accomplish. This here blog will follow the transformation of my house and property into a self-sustaining eco-earthship-tree-house-hybrid, for My Pets, visitors, myself and for those might later join me in this endeavour.

I have also decided to include occasional posts about my change of diet from vegetarian to vegan. I have an array of ailments and am conducting somewhat of a self experiment to see if a vegan diet will improve my health substantially, as it claimed by various sources.  The compassion factor of a vegan diet is defiantly a plus as is its impact on the reduction of global warming emissions.

So once again welcome to my little project which in my head is already a thriving self-sustaining artist colony , a sanctuary for both animals and people who find themselves wanting to crawl out of the pit and give  living another try . In these hard economic times we need to start looking at other options and become the change we are looking for.