Hankins went back the next year. Being who he is, by 2008 he was helping build structures. He sold a share in his home to finance his activities. In 2010, he conceived and built a city block out of plywood that covered nearly half a hectare. Then he burned it. Last year, the US event sold out to its legal limit as nearly 54,000 packed the desert. Hankins built them the huge and beautiful temple. This too became ashes.