Haybox from common household items

Posted on ma 14 januari 2019 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, urban design, appropriate technology, CEAP, zones and sectors, ethics, attitudinal principles

This is a small design I did to show the different options available for making a haybox at home.

haybox in use

Background

In our household we try to reduce our need for fossil fuels. One way is to prevent cooling of a heated substance by adding insulation. For ourselves we use layers …


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Designing a food forest in Nuenen

Posted on ma 07 januari 2019 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, food forest design, Nuenen, zones and sectors, planning for real, client interview, ethics, attitudinal principles, hugelculture, compost

Overview map

Overview map (courtesy of OpenStreetMap) © OpenStreetMap-auteurs. The red area shows where the food forest is located within the grounds of the Weverkeshof.

Background

The Weverkeshof is a city farm in Nuenen. They would like to convert a (small) part of their grounds into a food forest. This page details how …


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Design family project in Gunsleben

Posted on vr 28 september 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, building design, SADIMet, kanban, client interview, ways of observing, ethics, dreaming circle, mind map, mapping, zones and sectors, SWOC, PMI, attitudinal principles, planning for real, input output analysis

map of the site

Map created from satellite image, openstreetmap and provided sketch. Download and open the file in a vector editor like Inkscape to see and play with the different layers.

Design summary

This work is the result of a PDC held in Gunsleben, Germany. The first week was …


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Design Arno's backyard

Posted on do 24 mei 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, garden design, Eindhoven, CEAP, client interview, ethics, zones and sectors, ways of observing, attitudinal principles, Holmgren principles

This is the main design for the backyard. It ties the other designs for the garden together.

Arno's jungle on 2018-05-18

Backyard in the middle of May 2018.

My front yard and back yard provide the perfect practice ground for trying out new ideas. These pages document some of the ideas I have executed …


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Garden design monastery Reek

Posted on do 08 februari 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, garden design, Reek, input output analysis, planning for real, client interview, zones and sectors, PMI, ethics, functions and elements, dreaming circle, PASTE, ways of observing

We designed the garden elements of a monastery building at Reek.

Background and team

This work was part of the hands-on design part of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Lotus Institute in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Our teacher for the course was Rakesh "Rootsman Rak".

Participating in the design team …


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Social design monastery Reek

Posted on do 08 februari 2018 in designs • Tagged with permaculture, social design, Reek, ways of observing, forms of capital, attitudinal principles, SADIMet, mapping, planning for real, dreaming circle, mind map, client interview, zones and sectors, PMI, Holmgren principles

We designed the social elements of a monastery building at Reek. Our aim was to gain understanding of and hands-on experience with the different design tools in the permaculture toolbox.

Background and team

This work was part of the hands-on design part of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Lotus …


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