5000km to Bring a Sauna to Le Web
Move out of the way, Frenchies, with your frog eating and your snails and your fine wine and your Michelin stars and your iron skyscraper thingy.... because the Finns are coming, and when that happens, all you need is a decent sauna.
Yes, the Travelling Salesman project is on the road again! Our very own Mike Bradshaw is towing one of the most magnificent saunas we've seen, 5000km all the way to Paris for Le Web. Just check the pictures and videos to get a feel for the size of that thing! It's a sauna from the reserve fire brigade in Finland, and one they built themselves by hand. It's an authentic wood-burning sauna and even includes a stereo system. It weighs 1.7 tonnes and this expedition is, by far, the furthest trip it has ever done.
His mission is to find and document any startups he can find along the way, and to keep everybody warm and happy at Le Web, while collecting stories of successes and failures, from the people who are putting their necks out and trying to change the world: entrepreneurs.
He'll be taking photos, videos and blogging from the road. Remember to check the Travel Plan for updates on where he is planning to be and when. If you are at Le Web, then you cannot leave without trying out the authentic Finnish sauna. It is absolutely awesome.
Foodie.fm will also be offering food and drinks to visitors coming to the sauna at Le Web! They're a young startup doing food and recipe recommendations.
They also provided for the first tank of fuel. Thanks guys!
Finally, while he has some budget to reach approximately Germany, he has no budget for sleeping anywhere. No budget for purchasing extra firewood for the sauna. No budget for food. Worst of all, he has not enough budget to reach back home from Paris. He desperately needs your help. Are you going to Le Web and would like to share in the sauna costs? Would you like your company logo on this site? Would you like to be mentioned for sponsoring a tank of fuel? A hotel night? Please get in contact, the project needs you! No sum is too small.
To help, email me, Kristoffer Lawson, at email@example.com. We'd really appreciate anything you can do to assist us.
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