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January 20, 2022

Mullum’s Shedding Community seek new digs

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Sophie Wilksch Director of Community Shedding in Mullumbimby. Photo Jeff Dawson

Mullumbimby’s Shedding Workshop has been supporting locals for the last three years with their inclusive carpentry and building workshops and events, but now they need a new home. 

Community Shedding founder and director Sophie Wilksch told The Echo, ‘We are seeking an acre of rural land in Mullumbimby to lease, from March 2022. We have designed our new relocatable workshop facility and are fundraising $20,000 to pre-fabricate our recycled, off-grid shed, ready for the big move’.

All inclusive space

Over the last three years, Sophie and her team at the Shedding Community Workshop have created an all inclusive, safe shedding space for people who want to learn about working with power tools, recycled materials, carpentry, building and creating. 

‘Our workshop offers a safe and inclusive environment – for all diversities of gender, culture and age. Our focus is mental health and wellbeing. We love building and creating together, celebrating community and connection,’ she said. 

‘We are excited to expand upon all we have created, including our collaboration with other organisations, including The Repair Cafe.’

‘We just need 400 people to donate $50 to achieve our [$20,000] goal,’ said Sophie. 

A donation of $50 or more will give you an 18-month free membership with the Shedding Community Workshop. 

‘We can’t wait to start construction in January, and share our skills with you, throughout the build process,’ said Sophie. 

‘Please support our big move, and help us continue to offer valuable life-skills and safe spaces for our community of creators.’

For more information, visit www.shedding.com.au, or www.chuffed.org/project/shedding-relocation-expansion-stage-2.

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