Hi I'm a permaculture designer, bicycle/hpv designer. Im looking for a short term project 2-6 months. I would like to help create huegelculture rain harvesting gardens and other food producing systems.
I have worked at organic CSA and farm jobs.
I have worked with a lot of volunteers both as facilitator and as a co-worker.
show the work I have done, or helped with in the past, and link to my Flickr site bartswindow.
I am a minimalist, I need a place to stay out of the weather, access to food and water, a project, and the resources to get it done.
In what geographical region are you looking for a project?
posted 6 years ago
I have considered Montana, I grew up in Cleveland so I'm not a big fan of winter, but I'm about do for one.
I've been working on placing huegelculture gardens in basins down slope from rain harvesting elements.
I've been working mostly in desert or drought environments for the last 10 years or so. Im all about stretching resources.
If I have a specialty, its land sculpting for rain harvesting and erosion control, with on site or near site materials. My Flickr site bartswindow has a lot of examples of stuff I've done.
A lot of my work has been as facilitator for volunteers and work shops, with my last job being as work trade coordinator for JBGORGANIC. Im verry much a self starter, and can help keep others busy or manage a work shop.
A few questions:
What are the housing options?
Are there income opportunities near by?
When would be a good time to arrive?
Ill be traveling by train and bicycle, so I won't be bringing much with me besides skills and time.
While I'm there I'll give you as much energy as I can to help you to steward your new place.
If no one from the future comes to stop you is it really that bad of a decision?
Location: Southwest Ontario
posted 6 years ago
We definitely don't need rainwater harvesting. It's flooding right now. There's an endless amount of possible permaculture projects around here. I saw your bike website and it gave me a thought.
We have a water wheel that use to be in the stream. It was taken out a few years ago when it fell into disrepair. I never got around to fixing it and I wouldn't know where to begin. It's made of wood and metal. It's huge. It's too big to fit in the workshop for a winter project and we are always too busy during warm weather. How are you with wood. Are you mechanical and good w/ tools?
I always thought it would be cool to try some kind of micro-hydro setup or at minimum, get it back in the stream. I'm also very intrigued with the idea of a rocket stove. It's very cold here in the winter and we have a huge amount of wood due to the ash borer. Are you good with a chain saw? Any interest in tree work? Do you work well alone?
We have a "tiny" house available. No one has ever slept there more than a night or two. It's isolated from the house. If you are a people person, you may go stir crazy because it's surrounded by water, woods and animals. That parcel of property is 11 acres and totally fenced. There are deer, swan and other animals. There is electricity but no water or toilet. You could bring water over from the house and there are plenty of vegetables during summer and fall. Is this too minimalist? It would be like glorified camping. I don't think there are income opportunities in the area. It's fairly rural.
Possibly selling vegetables from the garden at the local farmer's market? If you are the right person, yesterday would have been a good time to arrive. Have a passport?
Give me a shout at: email@example.com
You could always come to my place. 9 acres in middle of nowhere. 20 miles to town. surrounded by National Forest, open range, living on a mountain side. Wanting to grow a food forest, but unsure how and or where to begin. 10,400 feet altitude with dry summers and cold winters. Dude Ranch a few miles away. Arkansas river 9 miles away. Views of the Collegiate peaks. Earthship type home someday it will completely finished.