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EcoDance

January 2011-current

In August 2014 Haas bought unincorporated land in northern Arizona. Here they explore alternative building strategies designed to foster a self-sustained, eco-conscious, yet collaborative lifestyle. Completely off-grid, Haas hauls and catches water, brings in propane for the stove and utilizes solar panels for electricity. Their aim is to be as self-sustaining as possible while limiting their footprint. Haas's homestead, now known as Rosie’s Ranch, hosts informal art residencies and retreats.

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Main house today
Main house today

Currently under construction, the main house is 14'x14' with a full loft, 8'x14' enclosed porch and 8'x'8' bathroom. This structure serves as a shared community area for residents due to amenities such as a refrigerator, stove, kitchen sink and full bathtub. The upstairs loft is utilized as a private area for one to two people.

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In August 2014 Haas bought unincorporated land in northern Arizona. Here they explore alternative building strategies designed to foster a self-sustained, eco-conscious, yet collaborative lifestyle. Completely off-grid, Haas hauls and catches water, brings in propane for the stove and utilizes solar panels for electricity. Their aim is to be as self-sustaining as possible while limiting their footprint. Haas's homestead, now known as Rosie’s Ranch, hosts informal art residencies and retreats.

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Rosie's Ranch

August 2, 2014-January 2021

Art/Work Traveling Experiment

August 2011-August 2014

newsgazette article by Melissa Merli
newsgazette article by Melissa Merli

Photo by Robin Scholz In August 2011 I began an art/work traveling experiment that included living, creating work, performing and organizing art events from a Mobile Performance Dwelling (MPD) that I built through EcoDance. An MPD is a mobile, tiny house with walls that fold out and transform into stage platforms. Whether partnering with a university, city agency, art center, library or spontaneously performing in a forest preserve, all events were free and open to the public.

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pictured: Deb Siegal
pictured: Deb Siegal

These events generated awareness and sparked discussions about minimal living, intentional entrepreneurship and artists taking back ownership of their resources, work and time. ​ Initially intended to be a year-long tour, my art/work traveling experiment turned into a way of life. I lived on the road for three years creating events that lasted from one to thirty days in locations like Chicago Illinois, Ludington Michigan, Hunstville Texas and Albuquerque New Mexico.

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I connected Rosie to concrete piers and created a permanent porch from the back stage. Alterations to her continue.

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newsgazette article by Melissa Merli
newsgazette article by Melissa Merli

Photo by Robin Scholz In August 2011 I began an art/work traveling experiment that included living, creating work, performing and organizing art events from a Mobile Performance Dwelling (MPD) that I built through EcoDance. An MPD is a mobile, tiny house with walls that fold out and transform into stage platforms. Whether partnering with a university, city agency, art center, library or spontaneously performing in a forest preserve, all events were free and open to the public.

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For more information about art retreats and

residencies at Rosie's Ranch, please

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For more information about EcoDance, please visit

https://eco-dance.weebly.com