Athenaeum: Field School Addition For 2022

In 2020 we bought a house adjacent to the field school. It allowed us to have an office and some inside storage in the included outbuildings. The office was a fantastic upgrade. I love the off-grid lifestyle, but running a business off-grid was always a challenge.

In 2022 we are planning to update the loft over the garage and turn it into an athenaeum. What is an athenaeum? It’s another word for library, which will double as a bunk room and studio. Why use such an esoteric word? This is a harder one to answer. The main reason is because we have two things: a pre-existing library cabin and a thesaurus. Seriously, I see it as being a great addition to the field school because it allows us another indoor space and a place to store the majority of the library holdings where they will stay safe and dry. This will free up space in the library cabin, making it less cluttered and more versatile. It also gives us an option for putting travelers up for the night when the access road is covered in six feet of snow.

We’ve got a bunch of end of the year announcements coming in the next few weeks. Thanks for reading.


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