It took us a little longer to get to the second stretch goal, but we got there yesterday! We’re going to have the comfortable post-float lounge space. When you come out of your float, feeling all trancy and floaty, you’re going to have a nice space to kick back and drink some tea while you re-gather your wits.
Our next goal is at $28,000. Can we get to this level? We’ll be able afford to make our private float rooms really comfortable with individually thermostat-controlled radiant heat. That way we can keep our rooms perfectly toasty for you, never too hot or too cold, and do it in silence.
Stretch Goal 3: $28,000 – Individual radiant heat
Tell your friends! The more pre-orders we get in our campaign at float.tilt.com, the more construction we can pay for and the nicer our facility will be for you.
Recently we received a question about one of the core principles listed on our crowdfunding campaign: floating is for everyone. Nationally, floating averages $50-$100 per hour, and we’re going to stay on the low end of that even as we’re in one of the most expensive cost-of-living markets in the country, but as our reader rightly points out, $50 is too much when you’re struggling to survive. How can we say our service is for “everyone” when not everyone can scrape together fifty bucks? My answer touched on some of the reasons I (Sara) do what I do, and how I arrived at this point. I thought some of you might be interested in where I’m coming from.
Well, I thought the first stretch goal was at least going to get us to the weekend – it seems I was wrong. This is so exciting, you guys! We’re going to have the better soundproofing. That’s great for everyone, a thing you hopefully won’t even notice is there. And every time you don’t notice it, your float will continue undisturbed.
Moving along, our next stretch goal is for building out a comfortable post-float lounge. Sometimes people come out of the tank feeling really trancy, and it’s good to have a peaceful space to have a bit of tea and re-gather your wits before heading back out into the world. We’d love to give you a really nice space to do that in.
We can’t get away from the fact that our space is smaller than we wish it could be, but that’s the Somerville real estate market. And so we’re going to have to move some plumbing, rebuild a couple walls, and construct some custom seating to maximize our space. Then we’ll pile it with plush cushions and gentle lighting.
Oh my god, you guys. We had some secret hopes of how much we might be able to raise with the crowdfunding campaign, but we never guessed we’d clear $9,000 and hit our first target in the first day. It has been so exciting sitting here and obsessively hitting Refresh on the results page. That may not have been the best use of my time, but how could I not?
Thank you, each and every one of you.
Up until yesterday morning, this was a personal, sort of crazy quest for Sara and me. Even with bills to pay and a signed lease in hand, it didn’t quite feel real. But not even ten minutes after we announced the campaign yesterday the first order came in, and suddenly we were working for you guys. It’s awesome.
And now, onward to stretch goals! Our first, at $15,000, is for upgraded soundproofing in the float rooms. Medford St is not the busiest street in Somerville, but it does see its share of ambulances and garbage trucks. Soundproofing is like love – you can never have too much.
Have your friends bought their float time yet? Help us spread the word! float.tilt.com.
We just launched our crowdfunding campaign at float.tilt.com – go there and pre-order your float time! You can lock in some great pre-order discounts for float time, but act soon as the special pricing ends November 10th.
Every dollar you can commit now will help make it possible for us to build the beautiful, comfortable center you want in your community, and in exchange we want to give you, our awesome pre-supporters, the best deal possible on your float time.
We have a space in Magoun Sq, Somerville, MA. We have a complete architectural plan, bids from three contractors, and a pending application for a building permit. Very soon we will begin construction.
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