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6125 Fox Dr, Ravenel, SC, US
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Laura Shadley
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Residential, Community, Educational

Project Summary

This is just me trying to find a sustainable way of life and teach others along the way. I especially want to help the poor have access to better information and options especially concerning food, energy, and housing.

Project Description

I consider 7-2-12 the start date for this project because that was the closing date on the land.  Since then I have been working to transform it, my life, and hopefully the lives of others.  So far I have been working alone for the most part, but that is starting to change as different neighbors drop in to see who the lady in the woods that their kids keep talking about is.  Please take a look at the blog or look for revivalnatural on facebook, twitter, and youtube to see what's already been happening.  I am new to tweets, blogs, and making videos so please be kind :)

As of right now I am getting plans together (with local architect and natural builder, April Magil) for a natural timberframed cordwood and cob off grid cottage.  I am also getting everything in order to go non-profit and start raising money to help hold workshops and then go to the people's homes and help them build their own gardens, food forests, solar arrays, chicken coops, etc.  I also want to introduce a barter system so people with more time than money can get fresh produce or massages (I'm a massage therapist) in exchange for time spent helping in the garden with the goal of growing it into a community wide bartering program involving both individuals and local businesses. 

The image I choose was taken early the morning of 7-14-12 after I looked up while climbing out of a tarp shelter I had spent the night in and noticed the tiny clearing I had created the night before while building my shelter.


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