Feb 11, 2011
Ethan had been wanting to get out to the Mountain Homestead ever since he met Chip, the founder of Mountain Homestead last year. So, we took a series of buses down to the Oregon Coast, and were picked up by long term resident, Ish at the station. Many thanks to Ethan for finding this gem, and to the whole crew at the homestead for hosting us, styling us, and showing us such wonderful hospitality.
There is much I could say about this place, but I’ll keep it short. These people have put together so many elements of Permaculture into living practice. From water-harvesting ponds driving their micro-hydro turbines for electricity generation, to their eco forestry, wide-spread natural building, to taking care of Clara as a team, these folks have a tremendously impressive and inspiring site. Ethan and I participated in work-trade, and were given cozy shelter in a hand-made building, along with plenty of wonderful food, in exchange for a few hours of help on the site, each day. We were involved in their weekly meeting, and given lengthy hikes and tours of the property, too.
There are a bunch of photos Ive posted, if you click on the image above.
Visit their website for more information. www.mountainhomestead.org [edit: It looks like there is a problem with their site, so hopefully they'll solve the issue...]