Research and Development are ongoing at the Oasis.
The grand Sheik (Skip) has designed and built the roof, the rain gutters, the water works - including sink, and shower, the hygiene (or Hi Gene) Hall way, plus countertops, and cooler rack that holds all of our coolers.
The Oasis includes a living room, kitchen, cooking areas, room for tents, access to the hygiene hall way which is shared with Club Ned and has two showers, a personal hygiene sink, and privacy. Thus, we have the other half of two half baths!
Most of the structural materials are 1 inch EMT (conduit), which is cut to length for legs, roof trusses, the ridge and edges of the 1750 square foot interior. Fittings come from various suppliers and some are custom made for particular purposes. We use very heavy duty silver tarps for the roof - in order to keep the Oasis as cool and shady as possible. We also use the same hardware for cooler rack, tables and flagpole.
If you want to chat about research and design, contact Skip via email at
DATELINE July 2004 Since the number of Nomads will be down this year, the Oasis will be at its "smaller" size. The Festival itself is planning some changes in the layout of camping and we may be moving down the road a piece.
Some structural revisions are being planned - to ensure the comfort of nomads, but it may mean that more of us are on the lawn.