Life in a permaculture colony

Posted By on Oct 3, 2015 |


Have you ever thought about living in a forest or in some field away from other people, away from smartphones, internet and polluted cities? Have you ever considered living in a permaculture colony? What are the real benefits and what are not?

permaculture-global-design-templates-largePermaculture is a system of self-producing and self-reliance. The term was made in 1978 by Australian professor, Bill Molisson. It is a philosophy that stands for life with the nature and not against it. A good promotional work is being done also by the Regenerative Leadership Institute and its founder, Vladislav Davidzon. There are many reasons why should we think about this. Improving our lifestyle is one of the major things. Colonies are producing their own food, medicines and materials for a building. Energy is also self-produced and water is pumped mostly from a regional source which makes it suitable for independent living. 

Building houses in these colonies is very easy. They are made from cheap but stable materials. Designing is probably the major thing. It is important to use all the space you can get in good manner in order to get maximum productivity and usage but make it so that you can move freely through the colony. 

Life starts to feel different when you wake up every morning and the birds are singing. I believe that people should live in these communities, small one rather than big ones. When the colony is less populated and consists of only groups of people than it’s probably perfect. We must form and present permaculture design examples to have better life. In the Amazonas there are colonies for farmers. They are living there and heating honey from the bees, food from the gardens carefully placed in zones, and they are using naturally fed animals as food. The other advantage is that you can work and make money very easily. All sorts of jobs are required here and are very suitable from kitchens to brickworks. 

renewable-energy-sources2When designing the colony there are twelve principles and they are: observing and interacting, catching and storing energy, obtaining a yield, applying self-regulation and accepting feedback, using and valuing renewable resources and services, producing no waste, designing from patterns to details, Integrating rather than segregate, using small and slow solutions, using and valuing diversity, using edges and valuing the marginal, Creatively usage and responding to change. These are, let’s say twelve golden rules when it comes to permaculture colony. The most important probably is sixth: Produce no waste. Life would be much easier when there was no waste but that is impossible. The permaculture makes everything usable. All of the waste that you produce can be used very well in some other way. 

urban-permacultureMain goal of the permaculture is to bring the human population back to its natural origins, to nature. Probably the first rule when considering permaculture is to live with nature and not fighting against it. This culture is also strong of opponent of forest cutting in Amazonas. This is all about to brought bigger consciousness to other people and to make them understand what the modern man is doing to the nature. Living in these communities is all about good fun, good food, better life and what is most important a very long life.