Acorn to Arabella is creating videos of building a 38 foot sailboat from scratch!
474

patrons

$3,187
per continued support for our videos


Everyone has a dream. We are actively pursuing ours and could use a little help.

After years of working hard at various jobs, adventures and travels, living and learning, we have come up with the ultimate project for a long term amazing adventure.

Imagine building a 38 foot wooden sailboat from scratch, with your own two hands. Cutting down trees, milling them into lumber, melting 9,000 lbs of lead for ballast, then actually building the boat!
Once the boat is built you can then go anywhere in the world.

ANYWHERE YOU WANT!!

That's exactly what we are doing and we don't want to do it alone, we want you to come with us!

We want you to feel the rush of a 70' pine slamming into the ground, the straining muscles as a 1,500+ pound log is rolled onto the sawmill by hand, the trepidation of 4.5 tons of molten lead over a roaring fire and the joy of antique hand tools singing their way though the timbers to finally reveal a beautiful curvaceous sailboat named Arabella.

Then the real adventure can begin, taking Arabella to the 4 corners of the world. The fjords of Norway, Caribbean, Japan, the coast of Alaska, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Baltic's... The possibilities are endless.

Wait! Before you tell us you can't join us due to your job or family or just the circumstances of life in general. What if we brought this adventure to you? What if we documented the whole experience and allowed you to jump in and out of it at your own will. A moment of escape from the daily grind as you come along with us on this incredible journey? Videos will be uploaded at regular intervals and you can follow along with us as you wish.

We are documenting the whole journey. From the sweat and tears going into the build, all the way to the unknown which comes with finally setting sail. Why not be a part of it?

Feel free to email us with any questions or comments! [email protected]

Tiers
The Sticker Pack
$5 or more per continued support for our videos 171 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

We will send you a pack of our stickers along with a signed thank you note from both of us.
T-shirt
$10 or more per continued support for our videos 81 patrons
Thank you for your help!  We couldn't do this without you!  With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

We will send you one Acorn to Arabella T-shirt.
- Red with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the front.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Sweatshirt
$20 or more per continued support for our videos 29 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

We will send you one Acorn to Arabella sweatshirt.
- Navy blue with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the back.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
T-shirt and a chat
$50 or more per continued support for our videos 6 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

Along with a pack of our stickers and a thank you note, we will send you one Acorn to Arabella T-shirt (Red with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the front) and we will set up a chat where you will be able to join others in asking us questions regarding the project.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Come meet us!
$100 or more per continued support for our videos 1 patron
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

Along with a pack of our stickers and a thank you note, we will send you one Acorn to Arabella T-shirt (Red with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the front), you will be able to join others for a chat we will set up in order to ask us questions regarding the project.  On top of this, we invite you to join and meet us here first hand for two days to see the project in progress.  We have a spare room and will provide food all you need to do is get here!

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Come to the launch!
$200 or more per continued support for our videos 2 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

On top of everything listed in the previous tiers, stickers, shirt and sweatshirt, chat and 2 days onsite, you will have our most grateful invitation to the launch of Arabella once she is completed.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Goals
$3,187 of $5,000 per continued support for our videos
We are full-time on the project now!  And that means that there is a lot going on.  We would love to be able to stay more up to date with the videos.  Ideally putting out a video every week.  In order to do so, we would need to hire someone to come on to the project and help with the videos and other secretarial work (answering emails, keeping track of events and helpers, etc.)
So, reaching this goal would mean more content going up more regularly!

In addition to this, we are going to be coming up to some big costs once the hull is built.  We are going to need to start putting in systems, which are going to be expensive.  So any extra we make here will be going towards saving up for those.

Thank you all for the support and helping Arabella come to life!
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Everyone has a dream. We are actively pursuing ours and could use a little help.

After years of working hard at various jobs, adventures and travels, living and learning, we have come up with the ultimate project for a long term amazing adventure.

Imagine building a 38 foot wooden sailboat from scratch, with your own two hands. Cutting down trees, milling them into lumber, melting 9,000 lbs of lead for ballast, then actually building the boat!
Once the boat is built you can then go anywhere in the world.

ANYWHERE YOU WANT!!

That's exactly what we are doing and we don't want to do it alone, we want you to come with us!

We want you to feel the rush of a 70' pine slamming into the ground, the straining muscles as a 1,500+ pound log is rolled onto the sawmill by hand, the trepidation of 4.5 tons of molten lead over a roaring fire and the joy of antique hand tools singing their way though the timbers to finally reveal a beautiful curvaceous sailboat named Arabella.

Then the real adventure can begin, taking Arabella to the 4 corners of the world. The fjords of Norway, Caribbean, Japan, the coast of Alaska, Greece, Italy, Spain, the Baltic's... The possibilities are endless.

Wait! Before you tell us you can't join us due to your job or family or just the circumstances of life in general. What if we brought this adventure to you? What if we documented the whole experience and allowed you to jump in and out of it at your own will. A moment of escape from the daily grind as you come along with us on this incredible journey? Videos will be uploaded at regular intervals and you can follow along with us as you wish.

We are documenting the whole journey. From the sweat and tears going into the build, all the way to the unknown which comes with finally setting sail. Why not be a part of it?

Feel free to email us with any questions or comments! [email protected]

Recent posts by Acorn to Arabella

Tiers
The Sticker Pack
$5 or more per continued support for our videos 171 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

We will send you a pack of our stickers along with a signed thank you note from both of us.
T-shirt
$10 or more per continued support for our videos 81 patrons
Thank you for your help!  We couldn't do this without you!  With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

We will send you one Acorn to Arabella T-shirt.
- Red with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the front.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Sweatshirt
$20 or more per continued support for our videos 29 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

We will send you one Acorn to Arabella sweatshirt.
- Navy blue with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the back.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
T-shirt and a chat
$50 or more per continued support for our videos 6 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

Along with a pack of our stickers and a thank you note, we will send you one Acorn to Arabella T-shirt (Red with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the front) and we will set up a chat where you will be able to join others in asking us questions regarding the project.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Come meet us!
$100 or more per continued support for our videos 1 patron
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

Along with a pack of our stickers and a thank you note, we will send you one Acorn to Arabella T-shirt (Red with the Acorn to Arabella illustrative logo on the front), you will be able to join others for a chat we will set up in order to ask us questions regarding the project.  On top of this, we invite you to join and meet us here first hand for two days to see the project in progress.  We have a spare room and will provide food all you need to do is get here!

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -
Come to the launch!
$200 or more per continued support for our videos 2 patrons
Thank you for your help! We couldn't do this without you! With your continued support we will be able to keep along on the journey and bring the excitement to you.

On top of everything listed in the previous tiers, stickers, shirt and sweatshirt, chat and 2 days onsite, you will have our most grateful invitation to the launch of Arabella once she is completed.

PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL US YOUR SIZE: when filling out your name and address please add an XS,S,M,L or XL in parentheses after your name. ex: Alix Kreder (S)
- The default size, if you don't provide one for us, will be a US size Large -