#017 Ed Zaydelman: Producing Community & Events With Glamping & Other Temporary Infrastructure (Live the Possibility)
Producing Community & Events With Glamping & Other Temporary Infrastructure
The episode you’re about to hear is with Edward Zaydelman, founder of Live the Possibilities, providing guidance for those looking to take the leap into regenerative communities, sustainable neighborhoods, and revolutionary towns that are shaping the way we now live in the world.
While Edward’s story of developing his first land project, Vida, is one that was riddled with challenges and an ending that was very different than what was hoped for, upon inception, the interview is speckled with silver linings and an evolution of approaches that’s brought Edward to be the respected consultant that he is today.
Edward shares how he’s taken what he learned from his years creating space at Burning Man and how he’s applied that to his retreats in the tropics.
Edward advises us, before investing in expensive or permanent infrastructure, to consider producing some small events to develop a more practical perspective for the land’s, as well as your own, limitations.
In his adventures in creating low-budget and temporary spaces for events, he’s learned quite a bit about glamping options, and he shares with us the good, the bad, and the potential ugly in taking that approach. Glamping tents are a wonderful way to host people on a budget to get your program off the ground. It also helps to gather data before investing the capital needed to build more permanent structures. They also happen to look nice.
We also get into topics like creating sacred space, renting temporary infrastructure, developing strategic partnerships, and the importance of self-care. If you’re not taking care of yourself, what you have to offer others won’t be of the quality they deserve.
I’m embarrassed to say that this episode was recorded almost a year ago. At the same time, I’m proud to say that I’ve finally gotten it published.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I have.
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Music: Rite of Passage by Kevin MacLeod