There's a theory about value called the "IKEA Effect," whereby people over-estimate the value of something they have themselves made.
We got to test it out this spring at the Would-Be Farm.
From Estonia by way of New Jersey, thank you BZB Cabins for a pallet's worth of parts, 24 pages of instructions, and a very helpful expert only a phone-call away.
I grant you, we poured quite a bit of effort into this longer-than-any-danged-weekend project.
If the value increases as a result of how long it took, and how many new neural pathways it encouraged, and what fresh language it encouraged (is that hangy-downy part of the roofing shingles called a "fang" or a "bump"?), well, all to the good.
And the refresher on metric measurement? Nigh on priceless.
But regardless the IKEA effect. Fer reals –– this thing is hella neat-o.
And so toasty!
5/1/2023 02:45:52 pm
5/2/2023 07:14:03 am
Thanks! We sure think so.
5/1/2023 10:25:02 pm
You and Jeff are simply fascinating. Tackle anything…sailing race boats internationally? Check. Take on incredibly challenging endurance sailboat races? Check. Add in a big canoe adventure on one of those events? Also a 40 mile portage of that canoe? Check.
5/2/2023 07:16:40 am
5/1/2023 11:50:50 pm
Looks like a cabin on the next adventure boat. Does it roll in place? 😆
5/2/2023 07:19:28 am
Hey Greg __ Not quite rolling in place. But if it were to roll (knock wood no thank you), I think it would go with a a hitch every time momentum carried it over the cradles.
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