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Contribute to the scholarship fund on Patreon

Contribute to the work truck fund on Gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/f/woods-edge-builders-collective-needs-a-work-truck

Help us build our collective tool library on Amazon
While construction is one of the largest and most interconnected trades in the world, the work we do is rarely supported by the logistics and efficiencies developed within this global industry. Natural building has grown in popularity recently, and with that have come innovative and collaborative solutions to longstanding challenges. Everything we build, however, is still tailored to the individual client and therefore still relatively expensive to offer - an earthen house is often comparable in price to a similar one which is conventionally built.

A large part of this expense is labor costs. Our collective intends to provide better than living wages to all active members, as no business should offer any less. Embedded within this cost of labor is the cost of specialized knowledge.  With our niche being just a small segment of the global construction industry, what we offer can still be considered "artisinal".

What fundraising ultimately will be for our collective is a subsidy - it allows us to offer our services at a much lower price point, by maintaining a scholarship fund for those in financial need. In this way, we relieve some of the financial burden which otherwise might prevent many from seeking our services.

Additionally, at a certain level of support, we will be able to develop an educational program to be offered locally here in Durham. With our combined years of experience, we can empower people not only through offering healthy, environmentally responsible methods of construction at a reasonable cost, but also through providing public workshops and classes to share all that we have learned, and are learning.

All cumulative donations to the collective serve another purpose - they may be counted as a deposit on any future work done by us!