Ron and Corrie's Little Shack in the Woods
- Commenced: 01/05/2008
- Submitted: 27/05/2012
- Last updated: 05/03/2013
- Location: Ladysmith, Quebec, Canada
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Ron and Corrie's Little Shack in the Woods
Project TypeRural, Demonstration, Educational
My partner and I purchased an all season off-grid cabin on four acres of land. We have been using it as a recreational retreat, a place to grow food, and mostly a place to experiment and apply permaculture practices. It has been an incredible learning experience that brings us infinite joy.
A few interesting things we're working on or have implemented
-Recycling and upcycling an excessive amount of junk the previous owner collected and abandoned
-Installed 3 separate solar PV systems for an electric fence charger, a DC refridgerator, and lighting and entertainment
-Refurbishing the interior of the cabin for heat efficiency, composting toilet and eventually a greywater system
-Humanure and peeponics
-Earthworks, swales, water catchment, etc.
-Designing and building a bicycle pump for a dug well
-Hugulkultur style garden beds, raised keyhole beds
-Edible and medicinal herb gardens
-Biochar and soilbuilding
-Beginnings of a forest garden
-Foraging and nature observation/immersion
-and of course, much play and rest
We occasionally have demonstrations and educational group visits inviting active members of Transition Ottawa, Permaculture Ottawa, neighbours, and close friends and family.
Other adjacent and nearby properties are available to perhaps begin building an intentional community.