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Greetings. My name is Brian and I am from Fairfield County Connecticut, but have been living in Denver CO for about three years now. I've been lurking around this site for a while and it feels like time to join the crowd and add what I can.

I've been interested in permaculture since I was old enough to have a sense of the world, maybe 15?, and it was not until several years ago that I had the word to describe my interests. My general goals are to move back East, this time further North to VT or NH, specifically the area around Hanover NH. I have been looking at listings and searching for marginal land to save $$ if I can. My girlfriend Marnie and myself have set our minds on building an Earthship type building once we have our land. We have read the ideas against and are not swayed. The extreme effort of physical labor is a fair price to pay for the ability to recycle old tires with almost no additional embodied energy in the recycling. A link to the working model of our house is here .

I am giving myself ample time to work on the house once the land is obtained, having the ability to work on the home construction in summers and coming back to Denver to work during the winter. I am hoping to complete the tire walls, shell, and interior in a summer each respectively. All the while enriching the surrounding land using a permacultural approach, thus having a richer soil to start working intensively after moving onto the property.

This website has been a network hub of links and ideas for me without ever having "spoken" a word here. And having changed that I can't wait to join the conversation.
 
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Brian, Glad to have you here. There are several permie folks in Colorado. Maybe it is to personal but why not stay in colorado and build your home?
 
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Colorado is very beautiful and full of good people. But home for me will always be in the lush green hills and slushy winters of New England. The water rights out here in CO kinda turn me off as well.
 
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