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Obtainium Works

Neverwas Haul at Burning Man
Photo by Stephen Jacobson

Obtainium Works is an art car studio in Vallejo, California. They describe themselves as a “group of tinkerers, gearheads, and steam bohemians who fabricate art out of repurposed industrial detritus. We call it ‘Obtainium.’”

Led by Shannon O’Hare, the group is best known for the Neverwas Haul, a three-story self-propelled Victorian house. Their work has been seen at Burning Man, Bay Area Maker Faire, and other events. They also host the Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally in Vallejo and have an active presence in the Mad Hatter Holiday Parade and Festival.