traveling and making things
December 16, 2012 1:20 AM Subscribe
Please help me find creative outlets that don't require living in one place or computer screen time, that aren't repetitive, and that pack small.
posted by aniola to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (22 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm traveling with someone who absolutely needs to be building something at all times. In the past, they've built bicycles (usually recumbents) and now it's kayaks. Even building folding bikes and kayaks still requires a lot of space and tools.
Knitting and whittling, for instance, are small but out because they're repetitive. It has to be something that requires one's full attention. (Art's unfortunately out, so is writing.) Hands-on and active is the way to go.
I'm not sure if this is bonus points or a requirement, but it would also help if the end product were practical/useful in some way.
It would be nice if the tools and materials could all fit into half of a backpack. Or even if just the tools could fit in the backpack and the materials were commonly available, even small towns.
Suggestions of any collectives/farms/workshops/etc. anywhere on the half of the world that contains New Zealand where we could do work/work-trade/apprenticeships related to making things would also be very highly appreciated.
Please and thank you.