There is one aspect of Kanthaus life which is so natural to me that I sometimes forget to even mention it: Functional living. It means that rooms are attributed to purposes rather than people. There are rooms for sleeping, for office work, for building things, for making music, for eating, for cooking, for washing, for retreating and so on - but no rooms which are permanently occupied by individual people.
In Kanthaus every room is potentially used by everyone because every room is communal. This concept comes with great opportunities but also with some challenges...
We had talked about wanting to have a nice new logo for a long time already, but a few months ago Laurina and Doug started coming up with new ideas again. This started the process that in the end gave us this awesome and widely accepted new logo:
Decided after two rounds of voting with 9 points of acceptance
We are delighted to announce that we got a considerable amount of money from the Postcode Lottery to realize a project that combines pretty much all Kanthaus purposes:
We will design and build modular 48V lithium batteries to save and use solar energy. We will do so using decommissioned batteries from old laptops. That way we can give new life to resources that were already seen as trash, prevent unnecessary mining of raw materials (e.g. lithium and cobalt) that has devastating consequences for people and the environment in the global South and equip ourselves with light, cycle-proof, high-current energy storage devices.
Exactly one month ago Tais and me started our Summer of Karrot and a few hours ago the pull request we have been working on got merged!
So what does this mean? It means that we took giant leaps forward in our journey to learn coding! :D
The most in-depth press release about what we are a part of was finally released to the public!
Radio journalist Jörg Wunderlich spent months on diving into the sharing bubble and chose Laurina to be the main protagonist of his 30 minutes radio feature. We are humbled by his talent, flattered by his perspective and really really thankful for this portrait he painted of not only us, but the whole sharing movement.