A little side job with rough cut Cedar fresh from the mill

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Groundwork – Natural Building Series!

Sculpted by hand from a mixture of clay, sand and straw, building houses out of cob is a full mind and body experience; one that requires patience. But these homes are worth the wait!

Building on ancient traditions, today’s timber framers and selective loggers are forging a sustainable future. Visit the people behind some of the most intriguing wooden structures in British Columbia.

It seems counterintuitive that a framework packed with straw bales could create such a sturdy home. In fact, the straw acts as a natural vapour permeable insulation that allows these buildings to breathe.

A rammed earth wall is durable, energy efficient, and made from the most abundant material on the planet. Learn how these builders and homeowners applied this ancient technique to create timeless contemporary homes.

Adapting to the New Bioregion with the Gaiacraft Permaculture Design Course

Although this is technically my 4th Permaculture design course, it is the first in this climatic zone, and due top the fact it was over an 18 month period, it allowed time to see the same sites in all seasons.

I really can not thank Kym and Delvin enough for encouraging my participation, and teaching such a great and essential course here on the coast! Here are a few photo highlights!

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All i do is work, work, work,work, work!

The Last 18 months have been a full emersion into the new economic and biological region I’ve made my home. A whole new awareness and set of skills are being acquired in order to take the Regenerative Developments ‘Concept’ to where it needs to go.

For a while I was quite happy to go down the traditional permaculture consulting route, but soon realised that if I’m to have the greatest possible impact, entering the world if contracting would be essential.

As a result I’ve slowed down the design side of things to a minimum in order to get hands on learning what I’ll need to make informed decisions on how to improve on the current human habitat paradigm.

Here is a collage of projects I’ve been involved in since setting back in Canada. They are pics from Wilderness Resort, Projects with Dave Hume of Handy Dads, My Friend Sandy’s homeowner build in Sandy Hook, Projects during the first quarter of my carpentry apprenticeship with Gimapa Homes Ltd. , and also some fun side projects I did solo. Enjoy!