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Current status: construction

We have a space in Magoun Sq, Somerville, MA.  We have complete architectural plans, a contractor, and are just waiting on the city to issue our building permit.  Very soon we will begin construction.

Keep up-to-date on our progress – join our mailing list here.  Our online store for pre-ordering float time is ALMOST ready.

NOTE: crowdfunding campaign surveys were emailed to all backers on Saturday, November 15th. Please let us know if yours got lost! Write to us: info [at] floatboston dot com.

Stretch goal 3: individual radiant heat

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.

Stretch goal 2: re-combobulation space

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.

Stretch Goal 2: Re-combobulation space, $23,000

First target achieved!

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.

Fireworks from the Celebration of Light 2014
Photo credit: GoToVan (flickr)

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.