Homeboat is a design collective focused on creative community engagement, radical architecture, ethical design, and really good times. With friendship first and play as practice, we take on projects that promote inclusivity across geographies, socioeconomic status, and cultural backgrounds. Homeboat is dedicated to the power of diligent civic practice and neighbor-to-neighbor outreach.


The Yes! House
Homeboat led an open, inclusive, collaborative exploration of what a community-oriented building could be at the Yes! House in Granite Falls, Minnesota. The project scope spanned from discovery to implementation and centered community-created solutions. Pictured here are community engagement, renovation, and pilot programming processes.

Beach Blanket Bonanza

Homeboat worked together to program a long-weekender’s gathering for critical dialogue and good old-fashioned fun in Green River, Utah. Part slumber party, part pedagogical retreat, this four-day gathering included coursework, swimming, costumes, deep hangouts, family dinners, and nuanced conversations about politics, place, and practice. Between talks and among uranium mines, melon farms, sunsets, monuments, and goblins, we broke bread, hiked, swam, and worked it out. The gathering was accompanied by a workbook that includes archival materials, new work, and inspiration, designed and compiled by myself and Corbin LaMont.

Blue Sky Center Residency
Corbin LaMont and I collaborated at Blue Sky Center in New Cuyama, California to help develop economic opportunities for budding food entrepreneurs in the Cuyama Valley. We saw Blue Sky Center’s under-utilized Cocina Cuyama as a valuable community resource and worked with the organization to develop equitable terms of use and SOPs for potential collaborators in the community. We identified two wonderful women - Maggie and Susie - interested in using the food truck to test out a Mexican food business. I led production of a taco truck pop-up, consulting the women on food quantity, portions, and pricing. Corbin and I did all branding and marketing for the event and saw over 50 guests come through. We set out questions generated in collaboration with a Cuyama High School humanities class meant to spark conversation around pressing issues around town, including the tension between water access and economic development.