We have been wrestling with the problem of how to support yourself while you are trying to "Live Off the Land," for five years.
We have found ways that "Permaculture Enthusiasts " can work during the off season, on their land, and make enough money to support themselves for the rest of the year.
You never leave the land and have to get a job to support yourself and you do not have to know anything about Internet marketing.
The Sustainable Living Center of Oregon has developed a line of big ticket permaculture products. By attending a Workshop November 12 -19, 2017 you will learn how to build products during the winter and sell during the summer. The cost of week long workshop is $495 plus your lodging. Each of the products can be sold for more than the cost of the workshop.
This is a “hand on” workshop. You will build the products! In essence, you will learn how to manufacture a line of products with no royalty, overrides, or franchisee fees. Once you learn how to build these products, all the products are “Do It Yourself” products and can be manufactured with material that can be purchased at your local hardware store. The prices listed below are suggested. You may charge any price and you keep all the money.
The Following are some of the products that will be built, by you, during the workshop. This is not a lecture Workshop. All the material and tools will be furnished, but the furnished product stays at the Workshop.
One of the attendee of our workshops, Dean just did a venture of selling one of the Do it Yourself products. It was a No Waste Chicken Feeders.
It was not one of the big-ticket items. It only sold for $25. He made the Feeders while it was raining this winter in Oregon and sold them last Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at the Oregon Poultry Swap in Eugene, Oregon. He cleared $524 after expenses.
Dean still has some left over. If anybody want one for $25, FOB Lincoln City, OR. Shipping & Handling in the United States $15. Email Dean@NoWasteFeeder.com
This is not a lot of money, but for 6 hours works at the Swap and building feeders while it was raining, it pays some of the bills.
We are waiting for one of the participates of our Workshops to start selling or rent one of the big-tickets items like the Chicken Sanctuary. The Chicken Sanctuary offer all the advantages of pasture free range eggs with the protection from predators.
Chicken Sanctuary consist of:
1. Day Time Tractor Dome with 71 sq ft of Pasture
2. Roosting Cube, with No Waste Feeder, Roll-a-Way Nest, & Auto Waterer
3. Weather Triangle & Extra Waterer
Four (4) Month Rates…....Rent*…..Purchase
Basic Cube\Manual Door $400……$600
Roof & Auto Door 110v… $500……$750
Roof & Auto Door Solar....$550……$850
LED Winter Lights ………....$20……..$ 50
*The Rent Price (not purchase) includes
• Two (2) egg laying hens
• Chicken Feed 50 lbs
Within two days of the arrival, the chickens will lay eggs ready to use!
Two (2) chickensshould lay 8-14 eggs per week.
We are testing the possibility for a Permaculture Enthusiast to support themselves by making Sustainable types products to generate passive income.
Passive income is income resulting from cash flow received on a regular basis, requiring minimal to no effort by the recipient to maintain it.
We would like to suggest that if Permies.com would set up an auction for Permaculture type of products and take just 20% of the auction price, it would help support permies and give each Permaculture Enthusiasts a place to sell their products.
We are presently active in this type of auction. It involves our No Waste Chicken Feeder. Twenty percent of the final auction price goes to support the Poultry and Homesteading Fairs in Oregon.
To see how our Feeders are presently doing at this auction Click Here
We know there is a market for our Feeders. For example, Dean, one of our associates, made the Feeders while it was raining this winter in Oregon and sold them, Feb 11, 2017 at the Oregon Poultry Swap in Eugene, Oregon. He cleared $524 after expenses.
To find out more about our other Sustainable Living Products Click Here
If anyone know of an internet site that has a large audience that might be interested in doing a Permaculture Enthusiast auction. Please PM us.