|One of the shelters -made from shipping containers and then shaped like a hot house - great thermal heat catching.|
|The beginning of Aquaponics System|
|Super Adobe Building - Foundations|
Some friends have a property up the in the sticks of North West Tasmania. Its cold - its damp - the soil is awful but it is a great place to create - from the ground up - a Permaculture farming system.
I met the owners of this property when I was working on Bill Mollison's Farm. Another Perminator from the farm is helping them set up a WWOOFing (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) program in this amazing location. The project is set to create some lovely soil, design the property, aquaponics, solar and wind power, and this Super Adobe Building (google it - the construction technique is amazing - and super cheap). It's rough and in the early stages of development but I can feel the love of creating something amazing here. I so envy them - starting fresh - solving problems of nature not of a previous owner - working with the environment and designing everything long term.
I do not envy the shear cold - damp and uncomfortableness of the location - but this will change as the farm gets more advanced.
I hope the WWOOF program takes off for them and let me know if you think this is something you might like to be a part of - I think there still may be some places left.
Go you Perminators you!!
Loves ya work.