The Firefly Shire

A crypto-village from the earth up

The Firefly Shire is a hobbity eco retreat project coming to the world this year. We’ll be the world’s first in real life build operating on the Cardano blockchain. 

Our First NFT Collection & Animated Series!

 

FAQs

WHAT IS THE FIREFLY SHIRE?

The Firefly Shire is a hobbity eco retreat coming to the world this year. We'll be the world’s first real-life crypto-village operating on NFTs on the Cardano blockchain! Check out our first collection, Lord of the Coins!

The Shire will serve as a real-life retreat center and event space, as well as an incubator for resilient building practices, permaculture, and blockchain living space technologies. Our Shire will be eco-friendly, off-grid, and use recycled materials when possible.

In the future, we plan to make the space available for community events, festivals, weddings, workshops, and other creative retreats. 🍄

The Firefly Shire will accept bookings with $ADA, and our NFT collectibles will grant special perks once we open!

WHY AN EARTH-SHELTERED VILLAGE?

Earth-sheltered homes are built into the ground or up against a hill, and because of their design take advantage of natural insulation. They're eco-friendly and offer additional protection against fires, storms, or other extreme weather events while using less energy than traditional structures. These types of houses are pretty rad, and we've heard Hobbits like to live in them too.

In the future, we plan to explore other sustainable building methods, including algae architecture and landscape design. We hope to spark a movement for similar projects around the world built on the Cardano blockchain.

WHAT IS THE LORD OF THE COINS COLLECTION?

Lord of the Coins is a collection of 10,000 completely unique fantasy creature NFTs minted on the Cardano blockchain. It will be released in 3 Series, each with a set of rare creatures and coins from the Lord of the Coins animated universe. Learn more about the collection here!

WEN CNFT?

  • Series 1 Release:  Minting Closed!
  • Series 2 Release: Now Minting here! 
  • Series 3 Release: TBD

Make sure to join our Discord and follow us on Twitter to keep an eye out for giveaways and NFT drops!

WHICH WALLET SHOULD YOU USE?

ONLY use a Cardano wallet such as Daedalus, YoroiNami,  AdaLite etc.

DO NOT use an exchange wallet to purchase Lord of the Coins NFT collectibles. If you use an exchange wallet like Coinbase or Binance, you will NOT receive the NFT because those wallets are not supported.

WHY ARE WE BUILDING A SHIRE?

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

Because it's been our dream to create a self-sustaining eco-village where we can make a positive impact, we are rolling up our sleeves to build it in real life with Cardano! At our crypto-village, we want guests to find themselves surrounded by the beauty of nature and the magic of sustainable living.

Wanna get away from it all by chillin' at the shire? We can't wait to welcome you!

WHAT IS OUR BUILD TIMELINE?

We will break ground in 2022 at our chosen location, and plan to have the first earth-sheltered home by the end of the year. We will make announcements as we build out the village, release plans, and create new collections! We want to bring the community along as we build a magical place IRL! It'll be epic to throw an opening party next year, will you be there?

WHY CARDANO?

eco CardanoWe chose to launch our project on the Cardano blockchain for many reasons, but a big one being that Cardano's staking process avoids the massive energy use and hardware pollution caused by mining for other cryptocurrencies. In addition, the Cardano Foundation is actively working towards sustainability and advancing nature-based solutions to combat climate change. (Check out the Cardano forest!)

There are now $ADA eco staking pools powered by renewable energy, giving back, and helping make Cardano the Green Blockchain

Also, judging from our experience so far working with the beautiful Cardano community, we'd say that's an even cooler reason to choose Cardano: for the people. 

WHO ARE WE?

Hello! 👋 We are a couple of nomads and fantasy fans ready to build something cool that has a positive impact on the future of human living spaces. We want to share some of our art and grow this community on the Cardano blockchain with you! Learn more about us here.