Griffin Collier, TD ’13, is trying to realize our childhood dreams. You can help.
Collier has created a Kickstarter site for his project, The Treehouse at Yale. In a video, he and other members of the team explain their rationale and planning for the whole thing. Soothing string music plays as they show sketches and models of what has serious potential to be the coolest treehouse ever. Collier describes it as “Part architecture, part sculpture, part childhood dream.” We just think it’s awesome.
“The main step holding us back now is funding,” explains Brent Howard, Lecturer at the Yale School of Art and the project’s chief Advisor, in the video. “Everything has been approved… All systems are go.” Now they basically just need the cash to make it happen. ”Every backer gets a reward,” Collier adds, “so you can either get a t-shirt, or you can get your name carved on this structure, which will become a lasting asset at Yale…” Seriously, check out the backer rewards. Honestly, though, we were sold at “treehouse.”
As of now (10 a.m., Sun. Jan. 12), the project has 31 backers and has raised $1,744 of the necessary $5,000. 21 days remain in the campaign; the site will close on Sat. Feb. 2, by which date the team hopes to have reached their fundraising goal.
Yale community, we want you to make this happen. We want a treehouse so bad. We might not be able to get our hands on the $3,000 necessary to get this project renamed The Bullblog Treehouse, but that doesn’t stop us from being SO DOWN for Collier’s dream to become reality. Gogogogogo.