"Lika" is a for me a symbol of unspoiled nature, rural living and escape from the civilisation.
This is the area where I am planning to "return", back to wilderness and feral state, in order to make a "rural hackerspace" and a community of likeminded friends and family, in the year 2022 (when I am 50, and Alisa is 19 and Charlie 17...).
2017: LODGE: [House instructions]
2016: LikaCamp2016 Lika Camp Report (PDF)
- 1 Gubavcevo Polje
- 2 Events
- 3 People
- 4 Elements
- 5 Theory / other examples
- 6 Becha: my situation in 2013 & long-term plan
- 7 tmp notes from Stoja
"Gubavcevo Polje" is a village in Lika, Croatia, where my grandparents used to live, and I used to spend every summer from 1972 to 1990 (when the war started).
It's literally "in the middle of nowhere" (closest city is Gracac, the least populated arena in Croatia), and therefore has unspoiled nature and, absurdly, lots of peace, since all the refugees who left during Oluja in 1997 did not return any more.
Birth house of Nikola Tesla is in the village Smiljan, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiljan , 70 km away from Gubavcevo Polje
In Deringaj, 3km away, is the ruin of the church where uncle of Nikola Tesla was a priest.
- Cerovacke Pecine
1km away from Gracac
- This is the project page: LikaCamp2016
- The report: https://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/File:Pdf-about_LikaCamp2016-story_in_pictures.pdf // File:Pdf-about LikaCamp2016-story in pictures.pdf
Announcement during CCCamp2015
Vesna, Arnd, Alisa & Charlie will be visiting 5-10.7. 2014. with a car, tent and other vacation materials.
Family Reunion visit in 2014:
MM Kamp 2014: Gračac, Croatia 19 - 24 Aug 2014
"Multimedia camp 2014 is an international camp with the transdisciplinary strategies focusing on the theme “Future Environments”. MMKamp'14 is two months extended/hybrid cultural event, situated in rural area of Croatia, near the city of Gračac, in region of Lika."
Kruno Jost <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Danijela Zoroja <email@example.com>
BecHa / Vesna Manojlovic <BECHA@xs4all.nl>
Nina: nikolina manojlovic vracar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 8 things for off-the-grid: land, shelter, water, food, waste-disposal, electricity, storage, WILL http://www.offgridworld.com/how-to-live-off-the-grid-8-things-you-need-now/
Setting-up Community Mesh Wireless Internet
- MarcelMars: Everyone is a Librarian!
- "The Gift of Reading" = Leaving the book in Scottish "bothies" !! http://pat-law.blogspot.nl/2016/09/the-gifts-of-reading.html
- ... and skinny-dippng ;-) http://uk.weather.com/story/travel/skinny-dipping-destinations-world-20140911
- DIY!! https://morningchores.com/diy-sauna-hot-tub/ (21 ideas & designs!!!)
- AgroForestry - trees on farms http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/pdfs/wp14064.pdf
Residency / inviting guests
- Artist in Residence
- Hacker in residence Hacker_in_residence // place for the traveling hackers to stop by: http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Nomad_Hacker
- http://www.kulturkontakt.or.at/html/E/wp.asp?pass=x&p_lcd=en&p_title=19528&rn=129055 / File:Call_AiR_2016_engl.pdf
- "bothy" - a simple hut or shelter in remote country, open to all & any who love wild & lonely places (Scots).
- http://www.messynessychic.com/2015/09/22/down-the-rabbit-hole-into-a-parisian-wonderland/ // http://www.lemoulinjaune.com/
- MOZAIX :)
Theory / other examples
- They Built it, no-one came http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/05/17/style/they-built-it-no-one-came.html
- GetAway http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/harvard-startup-offers-hire-tiny-houses-middle-nowhere
- "How to runa BarnCamp (Patrice) ... which is a small-scale (70 pax), rural setting hackers-activists one week camp. This one is in a community farm, on the border between England and Wales, high on a hill. The pup is down
the hill, across the river on an old, disused ramshackle railwaybridge, in Wales (better beer!)
Help & Funding
Becha: my situation in 2013 & long-term plan
- I was born in Belgrade, but my parents come from Croatia: Lika & Dalmatia
- I have two small children that I feel responsible for, but I share their care with their father - we don't live together, but are both bound to stay close to the kids.
- I wish to do the best for my children, which, until rcently, meant "I want them to have Dutch passports" for the stability and prosperity that Holland meant for me, since I am from Yugoslavia -- country that does not exist any more...my parents are from Croatia but they are Serbian, so two out of 3 of my childhood homes are either unaccessible or destroyed, and the third is in the state of "early accumulation of capital", a.k.a. "candidate for the EU membership"...
... and since last year, I think that "the best for them" would be to take them out of school, out of the city, out of this sinking country (pun intended), out of the "civilization", and *back* to the war-wounded Croatian mountains, "behind God's back".
- I was raised on atheism (communism?) and science, and in 1991, when I discovered "the Internet", I thought - this is the best thing, this is where I'll be living from now on. And I do: I work for the (NGO, not-for-protit) that "governs" the Internet; I play with hackers and frequent and build hackerspaces, I spend my vacations on hackers conferences...
...however, virtual reality is becoming too un-natural for me, and recently the most spiritual connections I estabilished with myself and the world were while walking "in nature", such as it is available - parks in Amsterdam.
My current plan is to spend next 10 years learning, preparing, and building a community for "natural living". I still don't know what does that mean... that's the "learning" part. I will visit existing "communes", workshops, festivals... I will make connections with like-minded people -- YOU! I will raise my kids "in captivity", for now, and when they are "grown up" (legally, 18), I will be able to go on with a different kind of life, giving them a choice to build their own, or take part in mine...
tmp notes from Stoja
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -M. Mead
- location: “target”-like maps: - with 5 minutes - 10 minutes - 15 minutes walk distance & activities - 5km - 10km - 50km… and “destinations”: cerovacka pecina, kuca nikole tesle, climbing,
- donation-“score card” like “jang-ce” form: expenses x people x days x cost ; contribution too??
- make a new wiki page - Lika2016
- put some photos on the wiki page …
- how to get there: - train schedule (check MMK too..) -> COPY FROM MMK :) - flights to zadar or zagreb - by car… - by bike :)
povezi se sa darkom fritz — > http://sivazona.hr/
- - family reunion
- - squirellistan
- - ruralistas
- - rural hackers
- - peasant-hackers
- - hack-squirrels
- - unexpected squirrels
- - unexpected squirrels
- City Exit
- unXpected reUnion