5 acre Homestead

Ashland, Oregon USA

Permaculture design for a 5-acre homestead in rural Orgeon.

 

Challenge:

Design a property from bare land in order to create a residential homestead incorporating Permaculture principles.

 

Solutions:

Site the house for maximum solar exposure and gravity fed irrigation from ponds.  Rainwater harvesting earthworks create the foundation for fruit, nut and shelter trees, a vineyard, and annual gardens.

 

Since completion of this conceptual design, several elements have been installed. The photos show the site before installation and progress as of July 2014.

 

Lead Designer: Andrew Millison

 

Designing for resource abundance by creating regenerative landscapes, resilient communities, and local living economies