Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Design and build my own house
A long time dream

Since I was a child, I have dreamt of designing and building a house.

For a long time I wanted to be an architect, and grew up planning to be one, but just before University, switched to Engineering. I enjoyed engineering, but decided it wasn’t for me, so went on the study and graduate in science and arts. But throughout it all I have wanted to buy some land somewhere, and design and build a house.

I am interested in green design, and sustainability, self-sufficiency, and enjoy modern architecture. The house I imagine is set into a hill, with thick walls for insulation, and light wells to let natural light in. Maybe too much of The Hobbit as a kid! More thoughts soon on this goal.


marymoonshine is anyone else super bummed that 43things is shutting down? :-(

go for it!

You should totally do this and you will probably be good at it since you know engineering! : )

Hobbit-house is a great idea!

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