Win a copy of Permaculture Design Companion this week in the Permaculture Design forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

! Jen’s Boot Camp and Allerton Abbey Experience

 
Posts: 79
Location: British Columbia
62
chicken homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Floor looks fantastic! I hope you create the coziest of reading corners.
 
gardener
Posts: 490
Location: Wheaton Labs
233
foraging books wofati food preservation cooking fiber arts building writing rocket stoves wood heat woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you, Judith and Ashley! I am so excited about starting to make the Abbey into a home.
 
Jennifer Richardson
gardener
Posts: 490
Location: Wheaton Labs
233
foraging books wofati food preservation cooking fiber arts building writing rocket stoves wood heat woodworking
  • Likes 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We received a truly lovely selection of books for the boots’ library from an anonymous sender—I can’t decide what to read first! I am leaning toward Botany in a Day.
06A46483-75D9-4414-A63C-CA03FFABDF04.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 06A46483-75D9-4414-A63C-CA03FFABDF04.jpeg]
BDD7A76B-FFC3-4DEC-B0AA-7962257B9539.jpeg
[Thumbnail for BDD7A76B-FFC3-4DEC-B0AA-7962257B9539.jpeg]
8851E9F1-2114-4E9B-A6D6-C410E46FA209.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 8851E9F1-2114-4E9B-A6D6-C410E46FA209.jpeg]
7EE426A8-9B10-44EB-9B24-136DD20219B5.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 7EE426A8-9B10-44EB-9B24-136DD20219B5.jpeg]
263432C8-7CD6-4CB5-890D-FCE1351457AF.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 263432C8-7CD6-4CB5-890D-FCE1351457AF.jpeg]
 
Ashley Cottonwood
Posts: 79
Location: British Columbia
62
chicken homestead ungarbage
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse so you can spend the winter dreaming of how to grow food at Allerton?

... but the soap book looks so good!
 
pollinator
Posts: 1068
Location: Victoria BC
122
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ha, I read 'the $50 and up underground house' 4 years ago, sitting by the lower door in the Abbey, hiding out from the heatwave and thick forest fire smoke!

The place is certainly transformed from when I saw it!

Looks like a great bit of reading to start off your time in the abbey.
 
master steward
Posts: 28578
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
josiah made a video with jen firing up the rocket water heater

 
Jennifer Richardson
gardener
Posts: 490
Location: Wheaton Labs
233
foraging books wofati food preservation cooking fiber arts building writing rocket stoves wood heat woodworking
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ooh, yes, a greenhouse on the Abbey would be fantastic!
 
pollinator
Posts: 906
Location: Meppel (Drenthe, the Netherlands)
200
hugelkultur dog forest garden urban cooking bike
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
When I see those earthen floors (also on the cover of that book) I dream of making such a floor here ... over the concrete floor of my (rented) apartment. But I don't think that will work, or will it?
 
Jennifer Richardson
gardener
Posts: 490
Location: Wheaton Labs
233
foraging books wofati food preservation cooking fiber arts building writing rocket stoves wood heat woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Inge, we hypothesize that an earthen floor over concrete might work all right, so long as the floor doesn’t get damp (like in a basement). But I don’t know how your landlord would react if you have a rented apartment!
 
Posts: 139
Location: Nomadic
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I caught wind of a big weather event in Montana?!  Do you have an update. I’m curious how the Wofati is also. Thanks
 
You guys wanna see my fabulous new place? Or do you wanna look at this tiny ad?
Dave Burton's Boot Adventures at Wheaton Labs and Basecamp
https://permies.com/t/119676/permaculture-projects/Dave-Burton-Boot-Adventures-Wheaton
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!