I'm a landscape architect located (currently) in Boulder, Co. I'm looking to team up with one or more people to start a new business of some sort. It could be as a design/planning team, an educational group, people who want to organize an intentional community somewhere, similar venture, or all of the above. I also have my PDC and experience volunteering at an intentional community, biodynamic farm and permaculture project in central America. Willing to relocate anywhere for the right opportunity. If you have an idea, let's chat!
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posted 10 years ago
I just saw your message about one minute ago.
A few minutes before that I posted a rather long message describing what I and some friends are doing here. I put it in the 'Intentional Community' category.
Its a call for participants in a project.
Please check it out and tell me if any part of it interests you.
The place we have could certainly use input from a lanscape architect. It is very dramatic rocky terrain with huge bluffs and tall trees...
There is a big log house which is about 12 years old, and the zoning allows a second house. It's rural residential zoning but it allows a guest house (bed and breakfast style) with 5 rooms for guests.
The current house is high on a ridge overlooking the ocean (that is, Georgia Strait, the large strait between Vancouver Island and Vancouver, B.C.
Your interest in a project reminds me of my own efforts on one I've been working on for about a year in Girdwood, AK. We call it Sustainable Girdwood.
So far efforts associated with the project involve a budding Renewable Energy Resource and Discovery Center which is being actively worked on and developed by a team of engineers at University of Alaska.
We are also gathering data to analyze exactly how much greenhouse space we would need to produce food for the entire valley. (Small valley, about 2,000 year-round residents, but a tourist mecca with a ski resort to take into consideration.)
The powers that be in Girdwood are a diverse group of the best kind, blending both eco-minded hippie types with business-minded professionals. Our goal is to create a sustainable community that is profitable and can financially support its residents. Whistler, BC is a much larger version of the direction we are in some ways interested in heading, except with more focus on food and energy production.
I don't know if your idea of a project would include the scope of an entire town, but if it's something you're interested in, lets talk. It would at least be good to brainstorm and pull me out of the fog of a slow winter.
i have been wanting to get a house (s) on some land that could be created into sustainable living for the owners ( residents) As an older person, I am no longer able to do all the "grunt" work and am interested to see if maybe it is possible to team up with someone else ( others) to see if there is a possiblity of working together in some way. I have looked at various communities but am determined to OWN my own land but be close to like minded others as well as being able to work togethsr when possible, Any thoughts?
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