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Wild by Design is a mini design toolkit to inspire creative solutions for people to live in harmony with nature

LIVING IN THE LANDSCAPE COURSES

This is a chance to experience natural building, learn permaculture design tools for integrating a shelter with human needs (water/food/fuel) and participate in the daily life of an off-grid smallholding in the beautiful and remote wilds of West Wales.   

In the mornings there will sessions with Simon and Jasmine on theory and permaculture design tools that we use when creating a building and integrating it with food growing, water and fuel systems.  These sessions are similar to the schedule posted at the bottom of this page.  The rest of the day is working with Simon doing natural building on our land or joining Jasmine doing seasonal tasks in the gardens.  There will be plenty of time to ask questions and to bring your own ideas and projects to discuss.

Sample timetable:

This is to give a rough idea, the five day course is a shorter version of the programme below:

DAY

AM

PM

EVE

1

Arrival

Meal

Introductions

2

Observation games

Survey frameworks

Hands on building

3

Functions and elements of a house

Hands on

Lammas tour

4

Key planning tools: zoning, sectors, aspect and elevation

Hands on

Film night

5

Planning gardens, fuel, water systems in more detail

Field trip to Charlie and Meg's roundhouse

6

Making the dream reality and appropriate: visioning, planning permission, livelihood.

Hands on

Social

7

Loose ends and next steps

Lunch and closing circle