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All February’s inspirations – and how to keep the sunshine into March…

An Inspired February

Your February posts have been little beacons of clarity and light”

Today is the last day of our month of inspirations. We’ve loved how they have spread out like ripples to far shores and connected us and the ideas within to new people and places. Thank you Columbia, Canada, Singapore, Botswana, Brazil, Romania and all the other places that picked up on this! We like the possibility that we’ve not only brought daily sunshine but somehow inspired change.

We’ve enjoyed having others volunteer to write – and encourage anyone who’d like to write, to contact us for future blogs at info@6-heads.com. We know our stories are currently UK centric – you can change that!

We’ve enjoyed a sense of community beyond our normal group of change warriors.  We’d love to invite you to continue to join us at our events or our regular UK members meetings. For more details have a look here: events , or join our regular newsletter here: newsletter

And of course, if there is any other way we can support you: through talks, writing, training, consulting or spring-boarding your business idea – please do get in touch!

For today’s inspiration, we invite you to enjoy a selection from the past month:

Thank you for joining us on this sunshine journey for February. 

May 2014 be your best year yet. 

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28 Days of Inspiration – Day 12: Made by you

Made by you

A new industrial revolution

Carolyn Wensley reflects on the blurring boundaries between designer, manufacturer and consumers …

This blurring removes barriers of access to manufacturing. It may revolutionise many industries, including the way homes are built. This offers an opportunity to transform community well-being and provide affordable housing.

wikihouse

WikiHouse (http://www.wikihouse.cc/) is an open source construction set. It allows anyone to design, download and make houses. These can be assembled without any bolts or screws and minimal training.

This technology has been adopted and developed by designers and users around the world – adapting to different locations reflecting the diverse environmental, cultural and historical contexts. It has been used for post-earthquake development in Christchurch, New Zealand and, Facit Homes (www.facit-homes.com), has been one of the first companies to digitally fabricate and manufacture an entire house on-site in the UK.

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