Things had been going pretty well at the Black Lodge. We've been building membership, offering new, peer-taught classes in lockpicking, penetration testing, python, etc. A community is really coming together around the space.
But apparently the land our hackerspace is built on is more valuable than our tenancy, so our landlord decided to tear down our building. While we have a large enough membership to sustain a hackerspace, moving is expensive and not something we planned for on short notice.
We now have five weeks to find a new home or another hackerspace may become a footnote.
We're estimating a financial gap of ~$2500 to get into a new space, and any help you could provide raising it is greatly appreciated. We've set up a pledgie campaign to get us into a space:
Thanks to generous efforts by our SoCal friends and other members of the international hackerspaces community, we've already raised over $1000, which means only ~$1500 to go.
If you have other suggestions or know of a good space in the Seattle area we could get into for less, please let us know.