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Self Sufficiency using Permaculture


Self Sufficiency using Permaculture

Anybody interested in self sufficiency, how easy would it be for a LFRV to be self sufficient?? Anyone thinking of the same?

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Comment by Jay Don't Cook on November 18, 2011 at 6:53am

Hi Axel, Good luck with your search, myself and Neuron are looking at the Algarve, Portugal for a raw community

Comment by Michel on November 14, 2011 at 7:47am

For now we are attracted to the South of Minas Gerais state - not the most tropical state in Brazil, but a magnificient region which should allow us to grow most fruit trees. Our project generated lots of interest, but since it has not yet started we cannot really talk about people being "on board". Yes, let's stay in touch!

Comment by Axel on November 14, 2011 at 3:36am

That sounds great, Michel. I have never been to Brazil but I am drawn to the Amazon like a magnet. Which area are you considering? And how many people are on board?

I joined the Terra do Sol group and we continue talking there. Thanks for the hint and lets stay in touch.



Comment by Michel on November 13, 2011 at 1:02pm

Hi Axel, you may be interested in our Terra do Sol project in Brazil. Being self-sufficient through a fruit tree, permaculture based food forest, is exactly what we are aiming at. As for our ideals, you can check them out here: http://bit.ly/terradosol

Note that we will be in Brazil mid-Jan 2012, and that we will start prospecting for a land from that time onwards. We will see if we can find something a bit established, but we would be ready for the challenge of not having much to start with, and rather have the right people with us, and build little by little from there...

I have also created a group here on 30BaD regarding our project: http://www.30bananasaday.com/group/terradosolsustainablehygienistra...

By Nature,


Comment by Axel on November 13, 2011 at 4:29am

Hi everyone,

I am 47 years old and from Germany (but live in the US in Iowa). I am going to visit Costa Rica and or the Peruvian Amazon during Christmas break (Dec. 12-Jan. 7) to visit some off-the-grid self-sustainable communities. I want to find a place that I could join later in 2012 permanently. My intention is to live close to nature (perhaps in a self-made earth bag home) and grow my own food using permaculture. Eventually, this could turn later into some kind of eco-lodge. I am also quite interested in meditation. My ultimate goal is to live in a stress-free environment where the people and the natural environment count more than anything else.


Since I am single, I'd prefer to join an existing community rather than purchasing my own land and start from scratch. However, if there are people here that have similar interests please let me know and we could see if want to pursue something together.


I have been to Costa Rica a few times and know people there. But I have not been to Peru yet and (my Spanish also needs a serious brush up). I was considering Hawaii too but I think it is too expensive. I also feel there is a lot more freedom in Costa Rica and likely also in Peru.


If anyone wants to get in touch, please don't hesitate. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Best wishes,



Comment by Jay Don't Cook on September 20, 2011 at 9:31am
Ideal, i will look into that, we want to grow a forest.
Comment by Nilson Dias on September 19, 2011 at 7:22am
We combine Permaculture with Agrofloresta or Sistemas Agroflorestais, a Brazilian technique for all-year production inside a forest
Comment by Jay Don't Cook on September 17, 2011 at 7:10pm
Nilson, are you using Permaculture techniques? Its the reason i am going to the algarve, Portugal. 30 in summer and 10 in winter, i will too be growing all year. It will hopefully be a 5 year plan to self sufficiency
Comment by Nilson Dias on September 14, 2011 at 10:54pm
During some weeks we only have roots (yams, sweet potato, etc) and bananas, but within 3 years we will have fruits all year long... Our cliamte here is very nice, we are at 1.000m mountains at Rio de Janeiro, this means we can grow winter fruits and summer fruits (summer here is 35 degree and winter 5 degree celcius) and we are 1h drive from papay and coconut farmers...
Comment by Jay Don't Cook on September 14, 2011 at 7:22am
This is great guys... I wish you all the best!

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