Paul created a thread
with the idea of trying to help facilitate folks into permaculture
. He wanted to find alternative arrangements. We have arrangement we would like to offer.
Two years ago, we decided to take the plunge and try to develop an off the grid permaculture sustainable
lifestyle. We purchased 80 acres of level pasture land
. We call it the End of the Road Ranch.
It is 10 miles from the Oregon Coast with a house, 4000 sq ft pole barn, dilapidated horse barn, one mile of river front, and a stream.
This is looking across the dammed stream towards the pole barn and house. This is not the river.
This is the river.
Since we are retired, our intent was not to run this as a working ranch, but experiment with different permaculture
ideas and pass them on to who ever would be interested in them. We wanted to develop DIY permaculture
projects that anyone could do at the least cost. Some of our ideas are not pure permaculture, but a combination of technology and permaculture.
Our plan is to give a person time to find a location, arrange finances, and learn about permaculture while acquiring your dream land or join Pauls Farm.
Our plan is not necessarily designed to be a persons ultimate permaculture location; however, it could be if they choose.
We do not plan on having any permanent residences built. We encourage people
to come with a 5th Wheel, travel trailer, or RV. When they have learned what they need, they take their home and move on. There are a lot of livable trailers on Oregon Coast Craigslist in the $2000 - $4000 range.
To promote this we have installed a separate septic system. A community
bath house has been started with one flushing toilet in the barn with no walls yet.
A 200 amp service has been installed in the barn. Enough
amps for 7 travel trailers or RVs.
New water pump
system is now operation with water running to the barn for travel trailers or RVs.
We have dammed the stream for a future micro hydro system.
A separate 21 X 16 outdoor community kitchen has been roofed. Three walls of glass and Paul’s type rocket stove
in a box are in process.
EarthBeds ...We have built 8 automatic self-wicking growing beds to be irrigated without daily watering
EarthBarrels ...We have recycled 28 fifty-five gallon plastic barrels into self wicking containers that one can grow any thing and can be setting on your patio or driveway.
Projects not yet stated but planned are:
Automatic self-wicking growing beds to irrigate your food supply without daily watering
Make/cook on a Rocket Cook Stove
Make and use a solar
How to produce hot water
Earth Heated Greenhouse
Domes to raise food year around
Sanctuaries - automatic door opener/closer, water and feeders, to ensure a fresh egg supply
Worms raising for fertilizer
Heat your home using old hot tubs
Raise strawberries using water from a fish tank. - Aquaponics
Building and baking in an Earth Oven
Heat your home with a rock wall and a Rocket Mass Heater
Gray water – fruit
tree treatment\water system.
Self-Sustainable Community Shower/Bath House.
Micro Hydro with a Golf Cart
We are not selling any land or interest in the land. Material and tools for all projects will be furnished, only your labor is required. You would be expected to work on our projects a certain amount time in exchange for your stay and the learning experience
A self contained RV, 5th Wheel, or Travel Trailer is required. There are only a limited number of full hook ups. You may remove your home from the ranch at any time, BUT you forfeit your site. Your site will be given to the next person on the waiting list. No tents or trailers homes or modular homes are accepted.
These are full hook up sites with sewer, water, electric, and wireless Internet. There is no site rent or charge for the sewer and water. Electric is metered - you pay for what you use. Wireless Internet, if desired, is a shared expense.
Guests: They are welcome with tents and/or campers for short-term, there are no full hook ups for guests.
Firearms: - These are encouraged, but not required.
Illegal Substance: No illegal substance allowed or grown on the Ranch.
Hunting: – No hunting. There are Elk and Deer
herds on the ranch. They are our long-term protein - on the hoof.
Pets - it is depends on the pet. Our chickens are free range and have to be protected until we get the Chicken
Farm Animals: We have goats, ducks, and chickens. You are encouraged to have your own animals. That can include: dairy
cows, pigs, horses or cattle
Shed: Each site may have its own private shed and/or garden
. It is expected that the garden would produce most of site’s food. If a resident leaves they must take the shed and the contents with them.
The Ranch is near the Oregon coast located 7 miles from the nearest town of 1300 people with riverside park, bank, restaurant, video store, churches, laundry mat, grocery store, library, post office, roadhouse\sport bar, fuel station and mini market. The ranch is surrounded by 20,000 acres of logging land. It is like a land locked island of 80 level acres surrounded on two sides by one mile of riverfront with salmon, cutthroat trout, and steelhead. You are free to fish all you want, but you will need a license.
There are 5 miles of logging roads and three (3) locked logging gates to get to the Ranch.
Warning: only ATT cell service available at the End of the Road Ranch. We do have a land line. The number is 541-765-2109.
For application, questions or visit