Tomorrow I’ll be down in San Luis Obispo, helping to judge a competition called Design Village 2008:
In the Design Village Competition, teams from across the United States design and build a theme-based structure that meets several additional requirements: the structure’s parts must be hand carried down a mile trail into the canyon; the structure must be assembled in 12 hours, without the use of plugged electricity; the team members must live in their structure for the entire weekend.
The theme this year is Mission To Mars. Here is a gallery of previous contestants. I think it’s open to the public, as well – so, if you’re in the central coast region, come by, say hello, check out all the structures, and keep your fingers crossed for good weather.