Photography by Sam Murphy
LAY OF THE LAND
Mapping your lot is the first step in designing a homestead.
Have you ever thought you might like to:
» Grow, raise, and preserve your own food?
» Make observations and do amateur investigations in earth sciences and biology?
» Make structures using natural building techniques like cob or straw bale?
» Build systems for harvesting and caching the water and energy that already flow through the place you live?
If the idea of combining these and related activities to create a sustainable way of life sounds appealing, you may be interested in the practice known as “permaculture.”