gift
Companion Planting Guide by World Permaculture Association
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
  • 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 skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Jay Angler
gardeners:
  • Nancy Reading
  • Mike Barkley
  • Christopher Shepherd

potential...buy in...half buried long house...Community of Professionals...thoughts in process

 
Posts: 71
Location: moscow ID
20
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We are conducting, frankly, a fishing experiment to see if there might be some likeminded professional individuals that have skills and means that would be interested in being an integral part to help create a hub of permaculture madness in north Idaho. We have the land and a tangible vision but are looking for professionals that might be interested in "buying-in" to a building (and your house) and contribute to a business for the betterment of our environment and our community.

As things in the world get more interesting, and more folks have the capability of working remotely, our thought is to have a few professional folks in a central hub to help create not only an educational environment for demonstration, but also to have a space that such likeminded folks can call home and utilize proposed infrastructure for all sorts of coursework, demonstrations, seminars, etc. The hope is to have at least 3 professionals (along with their families if applicable) that are interested helping build on this thought. Ideally, but not inclusive to, folks that are proficient in regenerative farming practices, food preservation and cooking, appropriate/alternative technologies, luddites, muscovites, self-sustainability, etc. I'm a soil scientist, botanist, ecologist, rancher... my list goes on (and a hell of a cook), but I do realize I can't specialize in every avenue of permaculure, and well, it takes a small community to make it all work. Oh, the possibilities.

We haven't completely worked this thought through. But the general thought is to see if there might be some folks with a productive/professional/educational interest in buying into not only a piece of land but into a building. Land is already procured and owned, it's a matter of build it. This space would act as not only your home but also a hub for your work space, hopefully a business partnership, while also being part of growing your own food. To build a small community of likeminded professionals with likeminded ideals, drive, foresight, development and expanding on these concepts of craziness would be a level of extreme awesomeness.

We currently have about 15 acres in north Idaho, very productive land. There is space for a long house/education facility (110ft x 35ft x 3 stories, 1/2 buried). We are of 3, but thinking we could fit quite a few additional people and still be fairly self sustainable on this land, if worked intensively and appropriately.

A little background leading to this post. This summer, I was talking with a friend, and he mentioned something about wanting to build a "small house" on our property. We had already been thinking about putting out a couple yurts... but it got me thinking more, and thinking along the lines of much bigger... even before my friend had mentioned anything, my wife and I had already been thinking about creating a small "commune" ...hahaha, more along the lines of an autonomous collective. But this ain't no hippie dippy fubar.

The big goal. To build a long house with a huge kitchen, an attached green house, and enough space for an educational venue to entertain small groups of folks (10-30). In the plans are at least 3 suites for permanent buy-ins and maybe a few more rooms for guests or other educational rooms, and definitely a library. I have some brief sketches on the building (subject to change), but it's going to be at least half underground. There are so many possibilities of how to put this together, but built into the hill side. Oh, it will be quite marvelous if comes to fruition.

As this whole crap in the universe continues on, we are all looking at some potentially interesting times ahead. We have some interesting views on crazy aunt Rona. Be it as it may, the avenues of working remotely have improved dramatically. To build a place of residence that can also be an educational center while working together to create refuge from the craziness of the world coupled with producing sustenance to maintain ourselves to the best of our abilities is quickly becoming a critical need. And I'll add, to be able to create a place that can be a demonstration for what all of our neighbors in our broad vicinity of earth can do on their own is always immensely rewarding. To teach someone to fish.

Please send an email or PM if even remotely interested.

I've gotten to the point where I'm going to start calling architects to see if they might be interested. I've already reached out to the local universities (architectural dept.s) seeing if this might be a potential "capstone" project for their students. And there are so many grant possibilities on so many levels. I've attached some draft sketches below, sans intimate details, just the first (or third) draft.

Send a note. Let's chat.

Patrick
perm-house-draft1.jpg
[Thumbnail for perm-house-draft1.jpg]
perm-house-draft-profile.jpg
[Thumbnail for perm-house-draft-profile.jpg]
 
Patrick Rahilly
Posts: 71
Location: moscow ID
20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
pics of the site for building.
IMG_8517.jpg
[Thumbnail for IMG_8517.jpg]
 
Patrick Rahilly
Posts: 71
Location: moscow ID
20
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
another angle
IMG_8503.jpg
[Thumbnail for IMG_8503.jpg]
 
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Hello, now it looks like a beautiful place, but it is probably far from the store, etc., because the place is really beautiful, unfortunately, there is no such atmosphere, a lot of space, from what you can see, I would like to live there because it is a beautiful place
 
Patrick Rahilly
Posts: 71
Location: moscow ID
20
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We are not out in the middle of BFE, but it is a bit of off the beaten path.
We're just outside of Moscow ID, home of Univ Idaho, and across the state border in Pullman WA is Washington State Univ.  Airport, highway, etc. , but we like our little nook.
This place is going to be a hub of permaculture awesomeness. If you choose to be part of it, that would be even better. The building plans are just a rough draft, but with the right folks that want to build and grow this into something phenomenal, this is an area that has the potential of being quite a... fill in the blank. Seriously, choose your own story, work your own, make it, help build it, they will come.
I've put out a few other posts in permies that you all can reference of what we've been up to.
Recently, I have a few grants submitted to various agencies to help these endeavors. Oh, and the list goes on... and the beet grows on.
la-dee-da-dee-da-de-da...
deep loam soils, pond, water, trees, established orchards, plans for all sorts of everything permie.
Send a note or email. Let's talk.
p.
PC008.jpg
view from top
view from top
 
Joel Salatin has signs on his property that say "Trespassers will be Impressed!" Impressive tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/7/rmhplans
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic