Intro: We are a family of five living on family heritage land, building homes out of cob and a landscape employing permaculture and a natural, preserve-like perimeter. We are located in northwest Alabama where Spring and Autumn and long and lovely.
Our hectare of land is a genuine Space of Love, acting as a tether between our physical bodies, our ethereal bodies, our ancestors, our descendants, the Earth and God. This land will be our Read more...
Our hectare of land is a genuine Space of Love, acting as a tether between our physical bodies, our ethereal bodies, our ancestors, our descendants, the Earth and God. This land will be our life's work, a culmination of our most intentional efforts to bring health and happiness to our family in perpetuity. We moved our family here from Chicago in 2012 to put roots down on land that has been in the family for over 100 years we will live here forever. We we were featured on HGTV's "You Live in What?!" as our family of four lived in a bus for 2 years while we became acquainted with the overgrown piece of land .
We welcome the collaboration and cooperation of other individuals and families who wish to gain experience in natural, earthen, and sustainable home building and permaculture. Our intention in offering a place for people to stay with is to offer a rebate of fees paid in exchange for help in building our various cob buildings. In essence, our visitors will have a free place to stay in exchange for their handiwork and construction efforts around our homestead.
Our combined family land is 40 acres, but our official campsite that we are offering is 2.5 acres, with 20 acres of wild, 20yr-growth forest with paths and a 10' deep creek rain runoff ditch which is great for walking down and exploring. This is a fantastic place to look for medicinal herbs as we have many, to include elderberry, boneset, staghorn sumac, pokeweed, mimosa trees, mimosa pudica, tulip poplars, passionflower (Maypop), persimmons, groundcherries, huckleberries, beauty berries, "possum" grapes, muscadine grapes, wild cherry trees, black walnut, honey suckle, Japanese privet, wild lettuce, sassafras trees, plantain, dragon flower, Japaness Angelica trees, and blackberries to name a few. In the Autumn one can forage for bolete mushrooms. Chanterelles have been spotted here, and puffball mushrooms are found easily most of the year.