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Alaskan Eco Escape Permaculture Center
Alaskan Eco Escape Permaculture Center
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3901 Delores Drive, Eagle River, Alaska, US
(907) 622-3969
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Alaskan Eco Escape Permaculture Center

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

As Alaska's only Bioshelter, we strive to offer classes and projects to those wanting to live more in harmony with nature---even in the arctic. What's a bioshelter: http://biorealis.com/bioshelter/BioshelterNarr.html

Project Description

This is a project based 1500 feet above sea level in the Chugach Mountains on a 2 acre piece of very steep land with abundant wildlife: moose, bears, coyotes and other animals.  The house, a bioshelter, is built into the side of the mountain and exemplifies how people in the arctic can live in a nice house without a well and a septic system. (

Besides teaching how to recycle grey water and rain water, how to reuse toilet waste by composting it with worms, we are in the process of building a food forest using the materials we have on hand and permaculture methods. 

We are attempting to grow all our own food--a huge feat since Alaska imports 90% of its food from the Lower 48.  We eat fish and moose as well.

Our overall goal is to show that Alaskans can go back to living a pre-pipeline/oil life and have fun doing it, by using permaculture principles.  We just have to relearn how to do it.


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