The place looks great! My only fundamental concern is: is it big enough? It’s significantly smaller than our current place and a decent amount of it is being used up by a large kitchen and a big fancy bathroom, which leaves even less space to do with it what we currently do.
Could we have a woodshop at 44 Cleveland? In which room? Is it big enough?
What about SparkleForge?
What are we going to need to do without at this space that we have now?
On the flip side, if we’re saving a bunch of money and would benefit from some forced efficiency due to downsizing, moving into 44 Cleveland could be great, especially since it’d be pretty catastrophic to not have a place to move into by August, yes?
But then again: we don’t want to pay double rent for ~4 months, so is anything we’re looking at now even a good option if it won’t still be available in 3 months?
Overall, I’m mostly a software guy and so it’s less clear what specific hardware constraints we have that need to be taken into consideration, but I personally like it and it suits my modest techno-needs.
I feel like people with a much deeper grasp of our hardware needs should first tell us whether this space is viable. And if it’s only viable if we’re all willing to make certain concessions, we should all talk about what we are willing to sacrifice and what we’re not. This greater clarity will help us assess any new space we’re considering, and should give Mark clearer picture of which spaces are worth showing to us and which ones aren’t.