Iberian Collective

tl;dr We’re organizing a Trustroots Collective this Autumn somewhere in the South of Portugal or in Andalusia.

 

What

A Collective is a time and space bound group of people choosing to work non profit on the same cause they believe in, like hospitality (exchange) or contributing in helping for any other reason.

In short, we will rent a space for volunteer work on Trustroots.

Why

Trustroots has been around for a while now, and the Community is growing nicely with amazing people. This is the reason Trustroots needs some more love and help energy to keep moving on. Now it’s time to accelerate things a bit.

Trustroots is reaching out for YOU.

When

We are aiming to start in October, and keep it going till at least December 2018. In other words, TR Autumn ’18 Collective.

Where

We’re aiming for the South of Portugal, Algarve, or the West Andalusia region of Spain, near the frontier.

Our first choices are either the beach of La Antilla or the beach or El Portil, in South West of Spain., but open for ideas if feasible.

This a particular interesting area for few reasons, like its mild Autumn weather (some people would call it Summer), kilometers of beach to walk, and tons of places to trip to in the near by area. This zone holds the largest protected area in Spain, including a National Park, is also close to spectacular rocky beaches in Algarve, beautiful and big Sevilla is 90 minutes away and it has all the peace of the ocean right on the corner.

If you are coming from or going to Africa around those dates, this can also be a good place to make a stop and give the TR Community a hand (please read below) as part of your adventures.

We’d like to have a place where we can volunteer on something we love, TR Community, and also have a place to share an international helping spirit.

How

We have some awesome people in the network now. We want to reach out and get some of these creative minds together in one space.

We will be all sharing the place, work, ideas, and how we would like to contribute or how TR should grow. However,sometimes work and fun go hand & hand and we want this to be one of those.

Food (Veg), shared accomodation and optional activities will be organized for volunteers willing to run the extra mile to help TR be accesible to more people.

Goals

  • reach out to members
  • more/better feedback to members who communicate
  • activate 10+ volunteers
  • active 3+ active programmers
  • some features:
    • add tribe communication feature
    • more geolocation
    • better trust features

Wanna help? We knew you did!

Most Welcome:

  • Coding: geeks, hackers, especially if you’re well versed in JavaScript (both frontend and Node.js)
  • Designers, artists
  • Writers, authors
  • Community Reachers and Connectors
  • Babysitters, yes, if you like kids, you are in :)
  • Cook, cooks asistants
  • anything else, let us know
  • We have not decided for any place yet, so if you can help us find a place in the South West of the Iberian Peninsula, get in contact pronto!

Wanna come join? Fill in this form

For other stuff, contact Guaka through Trustroots or by email.

 

Meeting people now on Trustroots

You can now meet people on Trustroots even if you don’t need hosting or cannot host. This is probably the biggest change in Trustroots since our launch two years ago!

As our community is already 27,000 members strong, we wanted to make Trustroots useful not only for those who can host or who are travelling. Our mission is to connect likeminded people together and while hosting is one of the best ways to do so, simply getting people to meet is very much part of our mission, too.

Meets  are visible on the map just like hosting offers  and removed automatically after some time — currently one month after any updates to it. Members can have multiple meet offers on the map at the same time.

Map showing different hosting offers.

We didn’t want to guide too strongly what “meet” exactly means: it might be you’re travelling in that location, it might mean you’re organising a dinner party at home or it might mean a bigger Hitchgathering type event. We will follow how people start using the feature and do adjustments while we learn more about possibilities. Do send us all the feedback and ideas as well! We’re all ears.

New Tribes!

Pictures of new tribes.

Thank you so much for sending us so many new tribe suggestions! We’re amazed by so many different communities, hobbies and skill practitioners on Trustroots.

We just published some of the most requested tribes and will probably follow up with a few more in near future. Keep sending us ideas! Know that in future everyone will be able to create tribes, but until that we don’t want to spread the community too thin as finding likeminded folks would become more difficult.

Go Join new Tribes and happy rest of the summer!

Introducing the Trustroots shop

We have just launched a shop for Trustroots t-shirts and apparel — something our members have been asking for a while now.

We want a world that encourages trust, adventure and intercultural connections. This is another way to show you are part of Trustroots family and promote that the willingness to help each other is universal, where ever we go.

About designs

Currently there are just some basic designs available. We will be adding more little by little. If you have a great design or sketch, feel free to send us your designs so we could increase the variety!

At the shop you can use “create” feature to play with designs and create your unique t-shirt. You could add a gathering name or a message to keep great memories of Trustroots events. Check it out! Note that it might cost a little extra.

About prices

The Trustroots Foundation receives no income from any transaction, so you just pay exactly the cost of each item. Just growing Community.

The shop is hosted on Spreadshirt a worldwide respected custom merchandise printer.

There is 15% discount on all items for the next 10 days.

Maker’s gonna make their own!

You can totally do this on your own as well! Grab our logo design or poster and check instructions how to print your own t-shirts:

 

Thanks for all the love and support!

Go shop.trustroots.org

Don’t forget to take pics of you wearing it and tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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