Building a Deck

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Building a Home | No Comments
Building a Deck

Our deck was built in two parts. First the floor and sub-structure and later the roof. We did this because we needed the floor space quickly and couldn’t really comprehend how we were going to cover it initially. Our building skills definitely expanded during this project. We were also quite naive on how important it […]

Tools For Meetings

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Work | No Comments
Tools For Meetings

I created a set a cards to help the facilitator of a large meeting conduct it in an orderly way. It also helps cut through a little bit of the idle off topic chatter that can quickly derail a meeting. I first heard about speaking cards from the Co-housing Handbook by Chris & Kelly ScottHanson […]

Toilet Planning

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Life Support Systems, Work | No Comments
Toilet Planning

Planning the Toilet. When we first arrived here, the long drop was completely full. Strange as it seems now, we were straight out of India, this didn't bother us too much and considered it a luxury not to have someone watching. We had a blank slate to start. I was new to making compost and […]

Open Day Planning Process

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Work | No Comments
Open Day Planning Process

Djanbung Gardens has an open day annually on the second Saturday in June. Planning starts several months beforehand & the inaugural meeting and workshop was held on the 19th of April. Shortly before the session began, Robyn Francis and I sketched out a rough timeline and the key areas to cover: Project Open Day Planning […]

Swag Hut Plans

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Work | No Comments

Here is a brief design I dreamed of over night and made in a couple of hours the next morning.   It is based on heavy duty galvanised star pickets & designed to be able to built by one person in a couple of days or a couple of people in one. It uses cheap […]

Building Evaluation

Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in Building a Home, Work | No Comments
Building Evaluation

Building Evaluation. Building has been a great challenge for me. It is a series of challenges. It’s an activity that manages to fill my entire consciousness, it is all consuming even entering my dreams. The creative process of bringing some new space into the world. The logical and logistical challenges of co-ordinating equipment, materials, labour. […]

Our Rainforest House

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Building a Home | No Comments

One of the very magical things about living in a place for years is that the plants that you like start to grow. Through a combination of selective watering, planting, weeding, feeding, experience & loving attention we slowly impress our influence on the landscape. Some plants die in this process, but on the whole our […]

About Us

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Thoughts | One Comment

We live on a land sharing community about 10 km from Australia’s alternative capital, Nimbin. I’ve moved from the city after several profound experiences motivated me to connect directly with my supply of water, air, food and energy. I’ve connected with others along the way too and been inspired to document our journey. I prolifically […]

Web Resources

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Thoughts | No Comments

Djanbung Gardens – Permaculture Education (Nimbin)Permaforest Trust – Permaculture Education (Byron Bay)Planting Milkwood – Building a sustainable lifeWorld Changing – Change your thinkingEnergy Bulletin – Energy news clearing houseBlotanical – Where garden blogs bloom.Appropedia – Collaborative solutions in sustainability