Hear ye, one and all! Desert Canvas is officially opening its arms (as if they weren’t already open)…in the form of a community house designed to take you from unsure what you want to do with your life to passionate, focused, and driven.
What is it?
The basics: it’s a 6-bedroom, 6-bath house nestled in a cozy Tempe neighborhood. And yes, there are small perks like a bar and a patio–but this particular house offers and so much more.
UPDATE! The 6-bedroom, 6-bath house was a huge success and it has been rented out. We have another two homes that will be opening up come August 1st. 5 bedroom 3 bath & 3 bedroom 2 bath.
Click here to check out the video to learn more about the individuals who recently moved into the 6 bedroom 6 bath house!
Keep reading to learn our 4 areas of focus that are designed to help you step outside your comfort zone and live a happier & healthier life.
1. Hands-On Goal Development
All residents of the house will go through a 2-day Goal Development course (taught by me). Sound scary? No need to worry! The course will be all about drilling down to your passions, what makes you tic, and how to get there.
You’ll learn about SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely) and how to break them down into easy steps you can do, no problem. You’ll also learn about Asana, a free software program you can use to keep yourself on track with your dreams.
Get a sneak peak on what we will go over by clicking here!
Plus, you’ll get one of the most important things you can have when you’re trying to go after a goal—accountability!
In other words, you can count on quarterly accountability meetings where we meet up, sit down, and make sure that you’re following your action plan to achieve your goals.
2. Budget for Creative House Improvement
If the above section seemed exciting and also a little terrifying, I offer this: you’ll also get $250/month to improve the house in any way you want (as long as it’s approved by us first, of course).
Giant mural of mermaids? Sure. Community garden? Absolutely. Hexagonal dining room table? The world is your oyster!
After all, this is a community house, so the goal is to A) give you some space to let loose and be creative, B) really make this a co-created environment, and C) have the house reflect and benefit the community.
3. Free VIP Access to All Desert Canvas Festivals
Check out the recap video from Munduzer 2016 festival!
Not only will you get free VIP access to all of our festivals, but you’ll also be part of the art installation building crew.
Once a week, we’ll have evening meetings where the residents (and other helpers) come together to build the latest “canvas” for our upcoming festivals. Of course, this could be a traditional canvas, or some sort of sculpture people can paint on. If you can imagine it, you can make it happen!
4. A Tightknit Community of Excellent People
If all of you in the house care about similar things, and you’re all working towards your passions, and you’re helping to improve the house together, and helping to build art installations for the Desert Canvas festivals…it only makes sense that you’ll bond quickly.
The Desert Canvas community house could be exactly the supportive network of friends you’ve been looking for!
See more photos and information by clicking here!
WHO IS IT FOR?
You, probably! (That is, if you’re reading this and feeling really excited.)
Mainly, we’re targeting people who align with our core values (Co-Creation, Creating Communities, Fun/Adventure, Authenticity, Passion driven, Sustainability), and are maybe in a transitional period in their lives.
If you’re not sure what you want to do, where you want to go, or who you want to be, this could be the perfect place for you. We want to take you in, and then have you leave with clarity, goals, and newfound (or re-ignited) passion!
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
Here’s a link to the online application. Take some time, do some soul-searching, and fill it out honestly. Chances are, if you think you’ll fit in here, you probably will.
I look forward to seeing you all—either as applicants, residents, or visitors! It’s all of you that make Desert Canvas the wonderful community it is.