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Live - Learn at the Research Center with Permaculture Workshops & Off the Grid Training

Living at the Center (see attached brochure for more information)

The Center_2 has an opening NOW. A person will have a private bedroom and private bath for $350.00/month and receive thirty-two (32) hours of free workshops\sessions.

When a person leaves the Center, they will have knowledge on how to build certain Sustainable Living Designs. They are free to build, market and sell these products with no royalties and kickback fees.

At Center_2, a private bedroom and private bath includes all utilities is available at $350.00/month.

• At no cost, ($200 value,) eight Workshops and Training Sessions. These are scheduled at times that would allow the occupant may hold a full time job
• Thirty (30) day minimum commitment,
• Linens and towels are not furnished.
• No washing machine at house
• Kitchen and meeting room are available for use
• Internet, phone service or cable are not provided, but can be added at additional expense.
• No smoking in house
• Absolutely no drugs (legal or illegal) of any kind
• No Pets or children
• Large yard and off-street parking
Local bus transportation stop at front of Center.

Click Here to see Existing Sustainable Living Projects

Chick Here for Application to Live at Center

If you are only interested in a place to live, do not apply. A successful applicant may stay for any length of time, but after six months, a successful applicant would be considered to join our 80 acres Permaculture Living Community at End of the Road Ranch or you can continue to live at the Center.

Our mission is to develop and improve Sustainable Living Process & Products in the areas of: Energy, Water, and Food. Most of our designs are for people living in urban areas. But regardless of where a person lives they will be able to use our designs. They can live on a farm, have a homestead, be on a ranch, in the suburbs, in an apartment, or be in a condo.

We own the End of the Road Ranch. It is a Sustainable 80 acres learning and living laboratory.
The Ranch is 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. The ranch is surrounded by 20,000+ acres of logging forestland. It is a land locked island of 80 level acres surrounded on two sides by a wild salmon, trout, and steelhead river.

The Ranch is a Sustainable Community. It is NOT a commune, political, environmental, religious, or militia community.
Every member of the Ranch Community is committed to increase their Sustainable Knowledge and to teach at the Sustainable Living Centers.

We own two (2) Centers; These Centers are not located at the Ranch. Both Centers are on Hwy 101 (Pacific Coast Hwy) near Lincoln City, Oregon 97367. It is where we hold workshops for the public. We do not hold workshops at the Ranch.

Workshops\sessions are weekly with three (3) hours of supervised hands on (doing) sessions and one (1) hour of classroom. All the material and tools are furnished.

Each session is one of kind session, not a canned repeating workshop. The sessions are open to the public by reservation and a cost of $25 per session.

The subjects and times change with the seasons. If interested, email for times and subjects that will be covered.

Living at the Ranch (see attached brochure)

When a person becomes a member of the Ranch Community, all fees and costs for the workshops\sessions are waived. A Full RV hook up (water, sewer, and electric) is exchanged of 21 Ranch-Hours of Labor. A person must have a Movable Home (Rig). A self-contained RV, 5th Wheel, or Travel Trailer is required. Tents, tipis, yurts or modular homes are not accepted.

--Community Area: There is a deer\elk proofed fenced community garden area. Each Rig is entitled to have a 12’ X 24’ plot.

--Farm Animals: Goats, ducks, and chickens are at the Ranch. Members may have their own animals,

--Pets & Kids: - it is depends on the Pets and/or Kids. Chickens and ducks are free range and have to be protected.

--Firearms: - These are encouraged, but not required.

--Illegal Substance: No illegal substance allowed or grown on the Ranch including medical or recreational marijuana.[/list]

You will:

...Learn how to make a Bokashi Machine©. Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning 'fermented organic matter.' It is a two a two stage process - fermentation stage, and a composting stage.

...Make a TomatoBarrel© It is portable and uses the heat storing capacity of its water reservoir. This enables a longer growing season and minimal need for watering.

....Build a Chicken Sanctuary©. Raising chickens use stationary coops that often have a "run" added. Stationary structures buildup of nitrogen and odor.

...Learn how to build a Kratky Tub© It is a carefree technique that allows you to grow hydroponically without electricity, pumps, or wicks of any kind.

...Build a Yurt Cloche© On the Oregon Coast, year round growing is easier and perhaps the cheapest and easiest semi-permanent option for season extension is a Yurt Cloche©.

Other Subjects covered in the Workshops and Training:

Slug Zapper©
Worm Module©
Organic Food Bed©
Garden on the Deck©
Pots of Water©
Bee Barrel©
Solar Dryer©
Chicken Garden©
High Quality Food
Rain Harvesting
Go and Grow House©

Sample of Future Permaculture Workshops and Off the Grid Trainings session are:

Automatic solar heated self-wicking beds
Rocket Cook Stove
Solar food dryer
hot water from compost
Paddock Goat Herding
Solar Heated Dome Greenhouse
Chicken Sanctuaries -- with automatic door opener/closer, water and feeders
Worms Casting Dispensers
Grow salads on your patio - SaladBarrels
Strawberries using fish water -- Aquaponics
Build an Earth Oven - Mass rocket stove
Heat home with a Rock Trombe Wall
Construct Gray Water -- for trees
Solar Power Wagon - charges a golf cart Battery System
Micro Hydro - charges Golf Cart Battery System
Wind Charger - charges Golf Cart Battery System

Chick Here to see Future Projects

Openings are available at the Ranch also. Chick Here for Application to Live at Ranch
Filename: 16_Sustainable-Living-Center-Brochure.pdf
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Filename: 16_End-of-the-Road-Ranch-Brochure.pdf
Description: End of the Ranch Brochure
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