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The prettiest house? Maybe! December 14, 2011

Filed under: Architecture,Art,Examples — serif @ 6:37 pm

I found this. Underground dome. So lovely.

http://vimeo.com/20550614

 

Enjoy!

LOVE!

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Notes from the Brainstorm on May 13th, 2011 May 23, 2011

In attendance: Clara, Phil, Lily, Ilyse

What follows are the rough notes from the whiteboard with some minor fleshing out. They are definitely NOT exhaustive, so comment away and add MORE FLESH!!

Found this by googling "happy farm." It was like the only picture that wasn't of Farmville.

Mission Statement Brainstorm:

-awesome people necessary

-chill house, chill people, chill space

-comfortable

-own mindspace

-place to have a career

-community of people

-Life as Art

-mundane as art, day to day life as art

-sharing resources

-especially occasional use stuff

-mutual reliance

-sharing work

-community interface

-still have privacy

-public/space vs. private space

-perhaps a system where there are times of the year that are private, or parts of the property that are designated as public/priate spaces

-beautiful place, safe, ease, people

-commitment, flexibility, empowerment

-hoard of children in the woods

-life I’m not ashamed of!

-regenerative

-how outward facing do we want it?

-naturally built

-Wonderland

-trees and flowing water

-somewhere between rural and urban

-creating IC neighborhood

-“I look around and I don’t see anything I want to join, so I want to make it!”

-sister communities

-founding a nation

-orchard

-how much food are we going to grow?

-integrating gardening practice into daily life

-clear communication in expectations and responsibilities

-globally-recognized institute

-of living, of exploring, of community

-open spaces and sprawling property with paths, sculptures/sculptural structures, and sites for gathering, meditation, exploration

 

Global Village construction set. you heard me. April 20, 2011

Filed under: Architecture,Farms,Uncategorized — serif @ 7:30 pm

It is happening:  there is a group designing and publishing DIY farm tools for buliding your own village. interchangeable motors and parts so each tool needn’t have its own. and. well. basically it all the big tools you need but things you could make yourself for less money AND they are built like legos so you need many fewer resources.

here’s a link to an article about the project in general. i reccommend clicking it and watching the video at the end of the article, its a good intro to the project.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/01/awesome-global-village-construction-set.php

and here is the wiki of the project itself!

http://openfarmtech.org/wiki/Main_Page

Amazing stuff! Love you all!!

 

Ex-military house-husband + homemade logcabin = living the dream October 7, 2010

Filed under: Architecture,Ritual — indorfpf @ 11:33 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/garden/07twig.html?_r=1&ref=garden

p.s. The New York Times has a great Home & Garden section every Thursday. It gets an Indorf two thumbs up.

 

Phil’s News Report August 12, 2010

Filed under: Animals,Architecture — indorfpf @ 5:36 pm

-Purple martins as free pets (do they eat bees?!?!):
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/garden/12purple.html?_r=1&ref=garden


-Cheap temp housing that doesn’t sound like yurt (note Ms. Caren Wise near end):
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/garden/12portable.html?pagewanted=1&ref=garden

-Note to self: just remembered that at Emerald Earth they got internet access by connecting computers to cell phones and accessing the phone network…. look into this.

 

Placemaking and PPS June 12, 2010

Filed under: Architecture,Decision Making,Examples,Social Structure,Vision — Ilyse @ 10:28 am

This wonderful organization called Project for Public Spaces came to me from the heavens (or the Permaculture SF listserv). It talks about co-creating cities in a communal fashion. It seems like an amazing example of treating urban spaces as the communal living environments they are and the intentional communities they could be, centered around a concept called “Placemaking.”

“Placemaking is both a process and a philosophy. It takes root when a community expresses needs and desires about places in their lives, even if there is not yet a clearly defined plan of action. The yearning to unite people around a larger vision for a particular place is often present long before the word “Placemaking” is ever mentioned. Once the term is introduced, however, it enables people to realize just how inspiring their collective vision can be, and allows them to look with fresh eyes at the potential of parks, downtowns, waterfronts, plazas, neighborhoods, streets, markets, campuses and public buildings. It sparks an exciting re-examination of everyday settings and experiences in our lives.

Unfortunately the way our communities are built today has become so institutionalized that community stakeholders seldom have a chance to voice ideas and aspirations about the places they inhabit. Placemaking breaks through this by showing planners, designers, and engineers how to move beyond their habit of looking at communities through the narrow lens of single-minded goals or rigid professional disciplines. The first step is listening to best experts in the field—the people who live, work and play in a place.

Experience has shown us that when developers and planners welcome as much grassroots involvement as possible, they spare themselves a lot of headaches. Common problems like traffic-dominated streets, little-used parks, and isolated, underperforming development projects can be avoided by embracing the Placemaking perspective that views a place in its entirety, rather than zeroing in on isolated fragments of the whole.”

Check out the Project for Public Spaces here: http://www.pps.org

 

“FARMS: Food, Art, Relationships, & Food — Sustainably!” May 17, 2010

I stumbled upon this website today called Farmer Jane that spotlights women making changes in the food system. The one they are featuring this week is Molly Rockamann, who at 28 is in charge of EarthDance farms in Missouri: “The mission of EarthDance is to grow and inspire locals FARMS–Food, Art, Relationships, & Food–Sustainably!”

Here’s a snippet of the article/interview that speaks to one my particular agendas:

“…I have dreams of our farm (and other farms) being not only a center of food production but also of art and music production. We’ve started to show our artistic side in small ways, like doing a community mural painting to install on the farm, and hosting a small outdoor concert there. Eventually I’d like to create an artist-in-residence and musician-in-residence program, where in exchange for living on the farm (and eating our veggies) they’d host free workshops for the youth in the neighborhood and contribute a lasting piece of art to the farmscape. I’d also love to re-construct an old barn on the property and use the space to host concerts, workshops, and barn dances! Once we’ve really built a solid foundation for the organization in Ferguson, where we’re currently farming and running an apprenticeship program, I want to help start organic farming training centers/cultural celebration centers in other parts of the world.”

Yeah!