House Wanted [Update: House Found!]
[BELATED UPDATE Feb 18: I began moving into a place in Northcote a couple of weeks ago. There was an overwhelming number of offers to my request — over 20! There are definitely opportunities for others. If you're a potential boarder/gardener you can write to me via [email protected] and say a little about yourself, what you're looking for in a place, and attach a photo of yourself next to something you've created. I'll forward it on to potential hosts.
My wonderful host Kat helped us on the permablitz stall at the Sustainable Living Festival on Saturday. The house is small but there is plenty of potential here for chooks, bees, water tanks, vege beds and a mini orchard. As of this morning we've tentatively begun referring to the property as the Plumery after the one estabilished fruit tree a giant plum. There will be updates on our progression over the coming weeks over at Eat The Suburbs – Adam]
Do you own a suburban house? Do you want to live surrounded by a beautiful food producing garden? Permablitz.net wants to find the owner of a house to help them develop a luscious permaculture garden over 12 months.
You would host Adam Grubb, permablitz veteran, in your house for 12 months. In this time he would spend an average of 15 hours a week developing the garden system, something designed to suit your time, skills and desires for the future. The ideal house would be easily accessible by bike and public transport, with a good sized back (or front) yard, one which has the potential for plenty of work and design to go into it.
You would be happy to allow occasional small tours of the property later in the 12 month period. And you would like to be part of the process, a little at least, and want to continue to maintain the garden after the initial 12 month period (or have an alternative arrangement with a future boarder arranged).
Adam's 15 hours would cover his rent only (pretty good deal since he can earn enough money for his rent in two hours usually!), but you would be expected to have some extra funds available for gardening or infrastructure costs. We could start with a one month trial. Please send any offers to [email protected] with the subject 'house offer'. Let us know a little about yourself or selves, your suburb, the size of the block, the current nature of the garden and your wishes for it.