Coralee Palmer

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Rule Number 7 that we practice in building a Sustainable Community is Gratitude

Happiness - Gratitude fosters happiness. It makes it easier to cope with stress. trauma. You will learn how to have a positive perspective which will allows you to encounter personal adversity like loss or illness and stay happy.
Random acts of kindness fosters happiness.  Studies shows that engaging in a random act of kindness — even if you’re told by a researcher to do so — improves your happiness level.  This will be demonstrated by doing the following:

Offering compliments, saying "thanks," and expressing true gratitude to a person are all related, but they are different in a few notable ways.

Compliments tend to praise or express admiration for someone. For example, telling a person that they look good,

Saying "thanks" expresses appreciation, and that's nice, but what are you thankful for? If you really want to express more meaningful gratitude, try something like this:

Thanks, for vacuum the meeting room I really appreciate you getting the meeting room ready for our meeting.

Expressions of gratitude that are specific remind to a person not just that you're thankful for what they've done, but it indicates how their help is meaningful to you and makes them feel valued and appreciated.

Try it .... Our ten rules on how to build a Sustainable Community are attached

6 months ago
From Diana Leafe Christian book, ”Creating a life together”

Founders of “the ten percent of successful sustainable communities” are often headed by a successful entrepreneur or have at least an experienced entrepreneur in their group. The book is referring mainly to the aspect of instinctive business savvy — someone with an inner “radar” about what will work financially. Entrepreneurs take risks, based as much on intuition as on experience.

Of the 9 DNA Ways of Working only one that has the inner “radar” that will work financially based on intuition as well as experience, that way is the 8 DNA Way of Working.  The founders of the Sustainable Living Center of Oregon is headed by a husband and wife couple, both that have the 8 DNA Way of Working.

The gifts of the 8 include:

Assertive: Eights are confident and direct, say what they need to say and get on with things.

Decisive: Eights are quick to respond and willing to make decisions. They trust their gut instincts and will move things forward.

Protective: Under their toughness, Eights are bighearted and take people under their wing. They protect the people and things they care about and will fight against injustices.

Independent: Self-sufficient Eights dislike being dependent on others and maintain their autonomy.

Influential: Eights have their own way of taking charge and influencing others, which includes the capacity to influence the bigger picture.

Just because a person has the DNA Way of Working of an eight does not insure success. 

From Daniel Goldman bestselling book, ”Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.” 

EQ is what we call Emotional Intelligence.  We have experienced that EQ can be increased, but your DNA Way of Working cannot.   You are born with it. 

There are a lot of people that have the 8 DNA Way of Working and low EQ in prisons.  If you want more information and see people with the 8 Why of Working and high EQ Click Here

6 months ago

We raised three (3) heritage turkeys and they became Christmas dinner.  This was the table setting.  After dinner we played the game Imaginiff.  It helps build a Sustainable Community because you have to thinks about the other members of the Community and how they are and how they think.   It increases one’s Emotional Intelligence.

The game is played in rounds. Each round, one of the players is chosen as the "subject" of a question. The question has 6 multiple choice answers. The question is read aloud and players vote on the answer they think is correct. Points are awarded to the players that chose the most popular answer.

An example of a question:

Imaginiff  “Carl” were a flying object. Which would he/she be?
1) Blimp
2) Biplane
3) Glider
4) Frisbee
5) Lear jet
6) Brick

6 months ago

Trying to "form" a community from disparate individuals is going to be tough, even if there is a shared, common set of beliefs.  (The success record for the various 'utopian societies' is abysmal, mostly because there is an extreme shortage of perfect men or women walking around (sorry guys, I think I got the last perfect gal)).  I'm not saying we shouldn't try, but recognize your shooting really high and put as many things on your side as you can.  We are all occasionally short tempered, bull headed, short sighted, selfish, lazy, and sometimes lustfull (of both other peoples partners and their cool stuff).  The larger the group, the greater the probability of someone dumping 'ick' into the common soup on any given day.  

Yes, it is tough to form a community from disparate individuals.  We have been studying this subject for 18 years and have developed 10 "rules" that seen to work.  We are only 6 years old, so the proof in the pudding.  Our Community has no common belief  religion,, political, or permaculture but want a quality life worth living.  We have observed that 40% - 50% of a person living choices come their DNA way of Working.

Each person starts by focusing on their DNA way of Working and they rate a 6 paragraphs quiz.  We give them feedback on their DNA Way of Working.  At that point, some run away and some stay and want to go further.  We do this even for the local community.  We have one lady from the local community who is a retired high school placement counselor with a masters degree, who has attended two (2) five hour meetings a week for the last year and loves it.  If you would like to check out our process,  Click to take Quiz and take the quiz and we will give you feedback.  There is no cost or obligation.   
7 months ago
How we are trying to Build a Sustainable Community

We have an 80-acre Ranch is 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.  It is 7 miles from the nearest town of 1300 people with: riverside park; bank; gift shop, Grange Hall, bakery; restaurant; video store; (5) churches; 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 a land locked island of 80 level acres surrounded on two sides by a wild salmon, trout, and steelhead river 
The Ranch is the center of a Sustainable Community.  Every person in the Community has and is committing time to increase their Sustainable Permaculture Knowledge and to develop a Life Worth Living.   When a person commits to join us, they have to starting learning about their DNA Way of Working.  There are nine (9) DNA ways of working. We have all nine, but one is our favorite.  When you embrace your favorite way of working, you never have to work another day in your life.

Some do not want to look at their DNA way of working and leave or they are asked to leave.   Others want to know why they do what they do and want to stay to develop a Life Worth Living.  Staying for two, three or four years is become common.  We are only 6 years old.  For more details we do this see attach document. 

To see some of the projects the Community work on and developed.  Go to
7 months ago
We are Accepting Applications to Live at Sustainable Living Center

Rent a Room at the Sustainable Living Center

The Center is at 6249 S Hwy 101 (Pacific Coast Hwy) in Lincoln City, Oregon 97367.

Rent a private bedroom and private bath includes Sewer, Electric and Water utilities

$400.00/month plus 15 hours working on Sustainable Living projects

Work done according to mutual agreed upon schedule.  You may have a full time job.

To apply go to the On-Line Application at:

• First and Last Months Rent
• Ninty (90) day minimum commitment,
• Linens and towels are not furnished.
• No washing machine or dryer at house
• Kitchen and living room are available for use
• Internet, phone service or cable are not provided, but cable Internet can be added at additional expense of $30/month.
• No smoking in house
• Absolutely no drugs (legal or illegal) of any kind
• No Pets or children
• Off-street parking
• Large Deck
• Local bus transportation near Center.

Work involves working on the Sustainable Living Projects.   Examples are:

Make a Bokashi Machine©. Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning 'fermented organic matter.' It is 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 Lettuce Tub©. It is a carefree technique that allows you to grow hydroponically without electricity, pumps, or wicks of any kind.

Build a Yurt Cloche©. In the Maritime Northwest of 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 Projects:
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©

For more details, go to:

To apply go to the On-Line Application at:

1 year ago
If you send us a PM with your email, we will reply with a confirmation.  

Air-Crete put air bubbles into concrete and is a new form of building.  We are still experimenting with the bestr way to build the molds, blocks and test it for the Oregon rainy weather.   We are not ready to produce a DVD.
1 year ago
We are offering a FREE 8 week course on how to build an Air-Crete Building.  We are looking for volunteers who are willing to meet weekly.  Participates will learn how to make and use Air-Crete. Course starts on Saturday June 24, 2017 and will continue for 8 weeks on Saturdays 1 – 6 pm in Lincoln City, Oregon

Passive Solar Year Around Greenhouse

What is Air-Crete?

Air-Crete is called cellular concrete, foam concrete, light weight concrete, aerated concrete etc.

It is a lightweight material that contains stable air cells uniformly distributed throughout the mixture. It is a concrete which utilizes a stable air cell rather than traditional aggregate.

Air-Crete is an eco-friendly building material, made from natural raw materials such as: sand (or fly-ash), cement, lime, gypsum, aluminum powder and water. This mix creates an aerated concrete providing insulation, structure and fire protection in one lightweight product.

Crete is easy and inexpensive to make yourself with a small Air Crete machine called the little dragon.

It is waterproof, fireproof, and insect proof. It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, Air-Crete is easy to work with. It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired. It had good compression strength to make excellent foundations, sub-floors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape. Air-Crete can cut cost of conventional methods of construction by a factor of 10.

1 year ago
Up for Auction New Dual Feed Chicken Feeder

20% donation to Oregon Poultry Swap

Starting bid: $20, increase increments of $1

Ends August 1, 2016 at 5 pm

FOB Lincoln City, OR

• Two feeds at once – chicken scratch, pellets, or grains and grit or oyster shells at the same time

• Minimal maintenance – fill it up and it work well

• No Mess – the ladies fling food everywhere … poo into the food

• Dry feed – dish feeders collect water.

For detail on how to build it: Click for more detail
1 year ago
The Chicken Fundraising Auction is over.  The winning bid for our No Waste Chicken Feeder was $26.

Our expenses were 20 % or $5 fee to the Auction. $3 for the 3” PVC Elbow and $2 for a 4-gal square used bucket.  Giving us a profit of $16

We offered the other top bidders the opportunity to purchase our No Waste Chicken Feeder at $26.  We sold 3 more.

We made 4 X $16 = $64 profit.  That is the same profit we would have made by selling 32 dozen eggs and a lot less work.

That is not a lot of money, but there is only 1535 members of the Chicken Auction Fundraiser Facebook Closed Group.
Can you imagine what the profit would have been if with it 5.1 million view pages had hosted the auction.  

It would also help support

What do know how to build and sell?   Think about it.
1 year ago