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Today I want to share a campaign worth considering: Of course I’m biased, I used to live there. I spent more than 10 years designing, building and teaching at O.U.R.Ecovillage. While life at O.U.R. Ecovillage consumed a lot of my energy it has given back equally: I have become a communitarian learned to listen had […]

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When a traditional Cameroonian fon (king) has passed a new one must be “caught”. This was the case in Nkwen, one of the communities in the urban area of Bamenda. Ritual celebrations go on for days culminating in the catching ceremony at which dignitaries, traditional dance groups from many villages and the local residents gather […]

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Much attention in Permaculture is directed to growing things and planning sustainable land-use. I invite you to think for a moment about Zone 0: the home. How can we apply Permaculture thinking here? My passion for a long time has been with the design and building of houses and work-spaces that are friendly to the […]

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Leaving O.U.R. Ecovillage

On August 28, 2011 By

 When I first came to O.U.R. I was just establishing myself as a natural builder. I was living in Courtenay and worked a lot with Cobworks on Mayne Island during the summer. OUR was in its first years of establishing vision and zoning and every time I was there I saw a group of […]

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It was an exciting day today for the Natural Builders at O.U.R. Ecovillage: we laid the reciprocal roof frame on the root cellar. I had participated in a roof structure like this once during the Natural Building Colloquium in the Czech Republic where Tony Wrench taught us how to do it. I took notes that […]

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