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Urban Permaculture House
Urban Permaculture House
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3983 East Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, US
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Barry Taft Bryan yung Deniz Ucok Dilek Yalcin Demiralp Lorenzo Di Sandro Matthew Donati Nick Valencia Seth Olson Susan LeSage Susanna Allahwerde Tom Mosakowski Valeria Andrews
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Urban Permaculture House

Project Type

Urban, Intentional Communities, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The UP House is a representation of it's 12ish members love of health, non-traditional family, community outreach, activism, the arts, food, self-sufficiency as community, very light ecological footprints, nature stewardship, spiritual growth and just a damn good time! All of this made possible through the use of the exceptional design approach of permaculture!

Project Description

We essentially are renting a triple lot property on the westside of Los Angeles about 10 minutes from Venice Beach. Through the original intention of the landlord, Bobby Israel, Permaculture has been a part of the property for several years now. Through their efforts, we have a small food forest with orange, avocado, banana, bay, persimmon, nectarine, peach, fig and lemon trees. Since we arrived, we have developed approximately an 80 square foot garden, built an outdoor amphitheatre for presentations, an outdoor kitchen with earth oven, extnsive composting practices with vermiculture, built several repurposed material POD's (personal outdoor dwellings), and converted the front yard into a city repair (www.cityrepair.org) style community space with keyhole bed and herb spiral mandala with a COB bench and community bulletin board. Projects for the future: greywater system with aquaponics pond and edible filtering plants; more WOOFing style PODS and a treehouse; chickens; bees; and a value-added products and seedling business from our surplus. We plan to develop a template to teach others to create their own affordable and truly enoyable and sustainable model for living!


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