is a Permaculture homestead in the midst of 365 acres of preserved temperate rainforest in coastal Oregon. Gravity fed water, solar and micro-hydro off grid electricity, eco-forestry, natural building, large garden, and a design for much more. Buildings are built with as local and sustainable materials as possible (and as cheap as possible!), which means roundwood framing from trees cut on-site, cob, strawbale or bale-cob, and milling our own wood onsite. Increasingly, we earn income from commercial Eco-Forestry, thinning dense stands of Red Alder, selling the larger logs, and replanting mixed species of trees. In the next few years we will be building a wood processing shop, with hydro-electric powered mill, lumber drying facility and a shop for making value added wood products. This would transform our finances, making all income land based. We are also working to establish a nearby cooperative biodynamic farm, for growing large scale grain and field crops.
The homestead operates as a center for development and education of modern American rural skills, focusing moreso on newly developing methods rather than traditional. We host workshops, apprenticeships, visits, and field trips.
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