Building up the Builders

Skidsteer + Portable Sawmill + Land = Earth-Bound Sovereignty

As a Black-owned, multi-member co-operativeEarth-Bound has prided itself on crafting quality, yet affordable buildings and farm infrastructure for clients, while maintaining a living wage for its worker owners. The tradeoff is that we haven't been able to afford some big ticket items that would enable us to expand our work, and becoming truly self-sustaining.

 

This is where we need your help!

Owning our own $35,000 skid steer would not only save our backs from lifting timbers that weigh 300 pounds and up, it would allow Earth-Bound to take on larger, multi-story building projects. It would also enable us to pursue our dream of building natural, affordable homes that connect its inhabitants back to nature.

With a $35,000 portable sawmill, Earth-Bound could mill its own lumber, saving us money, and making sure we have exactly the perfect piece of lumber for our work every time.

 

 Goal

$200,000

$130,000 towards programming, infrastructure, and land would give Earth-Bound a permanent home for generations to come. It would also also us to launch our 3-tiered, Forever Sustainable initiative.

Tool Bench
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

For all of our craftsmanship training, we have to travel out of state. We want our apprenticeship program to produce home-grown craftspeople of color to: help rebuild our failing infrastructure naturally, heal our ailing world through work with our hands, and build beautiful and appropriate buildings for all.

Forest Trees
FORESTED LAND

Show our community that  sustainable low-impact logging:

  • provides a steady supply of renewable building materials

  • creates flourishing habitats for wildlife

  • mitigates the effects of climate change

Cabins in Wood
SMALL HOUSE MODEL

With America's housing crisis deepening, we want to develop and build a model house to demonstrate that a home can be:

  • built from sustainable materials

  • affordable for everyone making minimum wage

  • designed to provide free clean water, heat, and cooling

Please donate or become a sustainer so we can continue our work building a sustainable future!