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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Asha_IsMore opportunities to learn.. yay!

So, I took a cob workshop a couple weeks ago. I was excited I’d be able to keep volunteering on the site until the build season was over, then a little off the grid farm I camped at in May got a hold of me that they’re going to start building a cob cottage soon, and the little, cordwood cabin I stayed at will be available if I want to come back. 2 years ago


Just the most beautiful homes ever, I want to build my own and live in it, either in Georgia pr Scotland. Perhaps as part of the chidren’s centre? 3 years ago

travelingsuitcaseLooking for interns

The rubble trench foundation is currently being filled. After that, the stone stem wall… then the cob. I just put out a post on (our Farm’s name is Hidden Moon) looking for volunteers to help us this summer. I hope we are able to complete it by Thanksgiving 2010. 4 years ago

mahvirI just have to do it !

Trying to understand the the details. 5 years ago


Going to try doing this instead:

it’s called earthbag building, and I found someone to get the special tube sandbags from cheap. This method is a little easier(at least for the first few layers) than cob. both are labor intensive, but you just can’t find a house like this anywhere else, plus, its pretty much free 5 years ago

MatrinkaI'm in the first stages!

My husband and I have the plans for our cob house and have begun the site clearing already. 5 years ago

ReincarknittedMi casa

A tiny little dream house. An extension of the earth. My earliest dream is to build a house of my own with my own hands. 5 years ago

TheLeyenbecksOur Dream Homes

We are starting a life together, and soon, a family. We want our cob home in the Hill Country to be our homebase and then we want to build a cob home in each Baja Sur and British Columbia. 5 years ago

ErnototlisI want to build a cob house...

I’m 15 and am thinking about being an architect when I’m older. I also want to build and live in a cob house when I am older. How would I build a cob house, how long will it take, where would I get the materials, how many peopleshould help me, how expensive is it to build ne, how big can you build one? any other info/tips would be great… 5 years ago

unworthychildMy Family's future home

My husband and I fully plan on completing this goal together. I believe that with time and fortitude, our dream will come true 6 years ago

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