Rural living, resilience, self reliance, off grid weekend

2 days          17-18 April 2021           $125 per person

 

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Limited to 12 people. Not suitable for children under 12 years

 

 

Experience and discuss a wide range of alternative solutions

 

Water - Collection, Tanks, Wells, Springs, Irrigation, Pumps and Windmills, Grey water, Swales

Food - Growing fruit and veges, Green houses, Forest gardening, Cooking with wood

Living - Tiny houses, Owner build, Kit sets, Contain conversion, Yurts, Toilets

Animals - Chickens, Ducks, House cow, Sheep, Pigs, Alpaca

Solar - Hot water, Off-grid electricity, Backup

 

 

Visit 3 alternative lifestyle properties in Hurunui – North Canterbury

 

Learn about getting off grid and experience living the good life

Take control of your future and discover how to produce your own food and energy.

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Ouroboros and Yurtopia / Sinclair - Sutherland Family

Saturday 10am – 1pm 453 Overtons Rd, Scargill

Nev and I have lived on Ouroboros, a small holding in the Scargill Valley, for 40 years. We are a product of the 60s-70s hippy movement so we were motivated by the "back to nature" movement and a desire to give our children a "real," healthy, non materialistic upbringing.

We see the need to be as self supporting and self reliant as possible so grow food, hunt food, forage food, and store and save it using various methods. Milk to cheese, meat to sausages or bacon, dehydration and bottling.

We have strong environmental concerns, hence our farming and gardening practices are organic. We also are trying to have a light footprint. We have never been on the grid, built our two homes, using locally sourced non treated timber materials and using windmills for water reticulation. We are trying to resist the temptation of a consumerist society.

Deschia, Daniel, Tui and Felix have lived in 2 yurts on the land close by for the last 10 years. They have a similar life philosophy with a simple life structure, home schooling their children, off grid and minimal technology.

Topics covered:
  • Yurt life, pros and cons.
  • Rearing children off grid.
  • Gardening, seed saving, orchard, and plant breeding
  • Windmills for pumping.
  • Animals; chickens, house cow, sheep, alpacas.
  • Negotiating an owner build, council consent process.

Blockhill / Olmec and Melisa

Sunday 10am - 1pm 966 Leader Road East, Cheviot, 7384

Since 2009 we have been practising natural living. Our actions and activities focus on establishing and refining an enjoyable and meaningful existence that works in harmony with natural systems.

Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, over population, peak oil and climate change, we employ permaculture principals and philosophies to develop resilient living systems with a focus on biological environmental restoration, food production and living in balance with nature.

Topics covered:
  • Food forest gardening - nature inspired food production with integrated water harvesting and irrigation
  • Various solar and wood hot water heating systems
  • Heating and cooking with wood
  • Tiny houses and basic composting toilets
  • Solar electric backup
  • Encounter chickens, ducks and kune kune pigs that live in the forest garden


Stay both friday and saturday night in our eco-cabin for a total of $240 and get the in-depth experience.
Contact us to arrange.

Where is it happening

 

Ouroboros and Yurtopia / Sinclair - Sutherland Family

Saturday 10am – 1pm 453 Overtons Rd, Scargill

Nev and I have lived on Ouroboros, a small holding in the Scargill Valley, for 40 years. We are a product of the 60s-70s hippy movement so we were motivated by the "back to nature" movement and a desire to give our children a "real," healthy, non materialistic upbringing.

We see the need to be as self supporting and self reliant as possible so grow food, hunt food, forage food, and store and save it using various methods. Milk to cheese, meat to sausages or bacon, dehydration and bottling.

We have strong environmental concerns, hence our farming and gardening practices are organic. We also are trying to have a light footprint. We have never been on the grid, built our two homes, using locally sourced non treated timber materials and using windmills for water reticulation. We are trying to resist the temptation of a consumerist society.

Deschia, Daniel, Tui and Felix have lived in 2 yurts on the land close by for the last 10 years. They have a similar life philosophy with a simple life structure, home schooling their children, off grid and minimal technology.

Topics covered:
  • Yurt life, pros and cons.
  • Rearing children off grid.
  • Gardening, seed saving, orchard, and plant breeding
  • Windmills for pumping.
  • Animals; chickens, house cow, sheep, alpacas.
  • Negotiating an owner build, council consent process.

Blockhill / Olmec and Melisa

Sunday 10am - 1pm 966 Leader Road East, Cheviot, 7384

Since 2009 we have been practising natural living. Our actions and activities focus on establishing and refining an enjoyable and meaningful existence that works in harmony with natural systems.

Motivated by the converging problems of environmental degradation, over population, peak oil and climate change, we employ permaculture principals and philosophies to develop resilient living systems with a focus on biological environmental restoration, food production and living in balance with nature.

Topics covered:
  • Food forest gardening - nature inspired food production with integrated water harvesting and irrigation
  • Various solar and wood hot water heating systems
  • Heating and cooking with wood
  • Tiny houses and basic composting toilets
  • Solar electric backup
  • Encounter chickens, ducks and kune kune pigs that live in the forest garden


Stay both friday and saturday night in our eco-cabin for a total of $240 and get the in-depth experience.
Contact us to arrange.

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