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Torfastadir 1, Grimsnes og grafningssysla, Selfoss, IS
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Alex Freilich Corey Schmidt Derrick Nunley Gladys Olson Gudny Valborg Gudmundsdottir Julie Langlois Lewis Gerald Vasquez Steven Yann Ringenwald
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Rural, Residential, Commercial, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Sustainability center using permaculture design.

Project Description

At Tofrastadir we do magic. We combine different skill sets to produce products and projects that the world has never seen, that is magic.

We are a sustainability center where we try to solve problems using permaculture design and methods. We aim to be a permaculture school for cold climates in 3 years. At the moment we are making educational materials that we will publish in print, internet guides and videos.


We have high goals and the Icelandic community has welcomed the fresh breeze of ideas that come from us in the short time we have been working.

The farm that we have has 8 bedrooms (10 within a month) and lots of animal/storage buildings. We can host alot of projects and have lots of support from professionals in a wide variety of professional fields.


If you have a project that needs housing and helps people to be more sustainable and producing exess then we welcome you to use our facilities.


At the moment we are working on developing feed and methods so the organic egg growers can get decent pay or simply exist in Iceland.

We have alot of pallet building projects, alot of them end their journey in Iceland.

Lots of tinkering and crafts projects beginning and hopefully we will have alot to sell through our lovely "Icelandic love" sales page.


You make a movie?

A short introduction to the project Tofrastadir or Torfastadir as the location is named

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