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Creatures of place

In March of this year, Jordan and Antoinette from Happen Films came and spent a few days with us to talk ideas, share food and labours, and film us going about our daily makings. The result is this beautiful short video, Creatures of Place.

If you are reading this in your inbox, you will need to click through to our blog to view it. And if you haven’t seen their films, we highly recommend you check them out.


In other news:

* For those interested in seeing up close how we live you can now book for one of our spring house and garden tours.

*And for those wanting to hear the audio version of Patrick’s re:)Fermenting culture you can now listen by clicking on the ‘pop out’ on the sidebar, or listen to it on our YouTube channel.

*Thanks to everybody who applied for our first three Permaculture Living Courses (PLCs). We received over 50 applications, which were all inspiring to read. This has made selecting just 9 people (for the three courses) very challenging. We’ll introduce them to you after the winter break.


  1. Jo says:

    Hi Artist as Family – I have been reading your blog for a few months now, ever since I read The Art of Free Travel. I really appreciate your philosophy and your dedication to living out your values. The way you have shared your lifestyle has inspired me to keep going with my own small steps towards the neo-peasant life on my own cottage in the suburbs, and given me lots of good ideas. Love your new video, and have popped it up on my blog as an example of the possibilities for a different way of living. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just saw the film. Awesome

  3. Permapoesis says:

    Thanks Jo! Thanks for sharing your generosity.

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