Quick COMET update

Mariah and The COMET - it's winter here
Mariah and The COMET - it's winter here


Today I have a lot of grant-related things to do for The COMET. I'm going to be "pitching" the project to a panel of judges that will determine if it's a good fit for their funds.

I'm really excited about it! I've been practicing my intro, and it made me realize how incredibly complex The COMET project is. It's just so far-reaching and multi-dimensional.

This grant is particularly interested in how it socially engages with a community, which is what I love about The COMET: it's engaging people all over the world through this website, and it's benefiting my local community as people come to me for help doing their ownsustainability projects.

I've gotten lots of offers from volunteers that want to help me with the build process and in return learn the skills associated with tiny house building, interior finishing, and photovoltaic installation (to name a few).

What I'm most excited about is the prospect of building my own small vacuum form, and then designing and fabricating my own urine diverter kit. This will allow me to show you all an awesome DIY project, and it will avail me to holding local workshops with my community where I explain how to build a DIY urine-diverting toilet, and I can give people the urine diverters (easily reproduced) to take home and build their own waterless toilet in their house!

It's all about empowering people to take action. I want to de-mystify these processes and techniques, and make cost-prohibitive things available and affordable to everyone. Let's get to it!

Totally un-related:

metal undercarriage
metal undercarriage

The tow wiring on these old campers is always a MESS!

I was incredibly relieved and excited to find that the undercarriage of The COMET is metal and not roofing tar. It is all intact and in great condition. No holes and no sagging at all! This means there probably aren't mice nesting in there. And it means I don't have to replace it, which is awesome!