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Looking to build an Intentional Community

 
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I know this is a long shot, since most of the peeps on here are in the states (I am in Canada). We are looking to transition to an intentional community soon in the Okanagan, BC area. We have made ties with a few people that are interested in investing in some land. A little background on my husbands and i's business- https://permies.com/t/139093/Rammed-Earth-Passive-House-Intro

We would like to build passive rammed earth homes that are completely sustainable. If anyone is interested please reply Thank you
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Me and our fam nuilding rammed earth birdhouses :)
Me and our fam building rammed earth birdhouses :)
 
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I love the idea of the rammed earth bird houses!  I've got 3 kids, and I think that will be a fun project to do with them and learn to understand a little of the technique.  My current plan is to use rammed earth to build a house once we find the land we want to purchase and settle down in.  I like rammed earth because of the mass for energy efficiency, the beauty of the layers, and the fact it's not mold food.  Most other building materials that I've thought about will grow mold if they ever get wet.  That's a big concern of ours since a moldy rental house made us all very sick and still we are recovering.  Thanks for posting!  If you have any other photos of the bird houses or info on how you build them, I'd love to see that!
 
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I think combining intentional community and rammed earth building is crazy awesome by the way!
 
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Hey Kirsten, I guess I am discovering your posts in the wrong order haha. I just replied to another thread about this. We are in Vernon, BC and I would love to hear more about what you have on the go!
 
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Hi there! Is this still something you are doing? I am in Kelowna and would love to hear more about your ideas. You can reach me at shellicohen1@gmail.com

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Shelli
 
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Kirsten Cook wrote:I know this is a long shot, since most of the peeps on here are in the states (I am in Canada). We are looking to transition to an intentional community soon in the Okanagan, BC area. We have made ties with a few people that are interested in investing in some land. A little background on my husbands and i's business- https://permies.com/t/139093/Rammed-Earth-Passive-House-Intro

We would like to build passive rammed earth homes that are completely sustainable. If anyone is interested please reply Thank you



hi kirsten! if you still looking for help, you can reach me here or at un_nomz@protonmail.ch
 
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Hello there,

My wife and I are in our early thirties, have traveled Canada researching Earthship design, lived off grid in New  Brunswick as part of an intentional community, and moved to BC to be in the mountains again. We are in the process of looking for land in the Kootenays and self-reliant people to connect with. Please let us know if you would like to meet up, or have a phone call to chat about where we are on our respective paths and if we may be able to help one another.

Warm regards,

Fearghus and Kristen
 
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Oh my, I really have to apologize… it’s been almost a year and I haven’t replied to anyone on here! Well we have been busy with work and family. We are still wanting to build this eco village but probably won’t be for a few years yet. I have been connecting with Avalon Alliance for planning and building the eco village.

We are working in West Kelowna right now, building a feature wall in a fancy house.

Please feel free to PM me and we can chat there. Hope everyone is well!
 
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John Valdes wrote:I love the idea of the rammed earth bird houses!



We have a website that you can check out to see the finished birdhouses. We use scrap paper back form ply and regular plywood as the insert/inside form. The inside form is mounted on a piece of plywood for the bottom.

Kind of hard to explain. I’ve been thinking about teaching an online rammed earth course over the winter and will probably incorporate a birdhouse template.

Send me your email address so I can add you to our newsletter that will keep you up to date.
 
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