Our story-understanding our design system…

A new book shines a light into permaculture’s dark corners

Preamble



Reflections on our life on the road in 2019 and into 2020.

Lunchtime, Anvil Falls, Blue Mountains NSW.


Originally published in July 2009


Horse Camp Hut. Basic bush accommodation in the Snowy Mountains.


Our permaculture… our story…

For the record, so this part of our collective history is not forgotten, I’m republishing my September 2009 story about the development of the ethical investment industry in Australia, particularly the emergence of the permaculture’s Earthbank Society.

Robert Rosen, a pioneer of alternative economics in permaculture.

Our permaculture… our story…

I’m republishing a September 2009 story from my defunct PacificEdge website. It is about the development of the ethical investment industry in Australia, particularly the emergence of the Money Matters Financial Group.

Robert Rosen

The search for solutions…

It is time to start treating Australia’s housing situation for what it is — a crisis. Rather than applying the same old less-effective solutions, perhaps it is time to look to new housing models and building technologies. In this story we look first at the problem then at possible solutions. Photos: ©Russ Grayson

In parts of the country where housing prices have risen rapidly to the point of unaffordability, simply getting a house takes precedence over considerations of orientation, energy efficiency and materials. Photo: an earth construction backyard shack in northern Tasmania.

The problem

  • a shortage of properties for sale and their escalating prices
  • a shortage of rental accommodation and the associated increase in rentals.


Stories of the road…

First published summer 2014.

Red Gypsy Lauren (right) making a table for her van at Yvonne Gluyas’ (left) ridgetop home.

“With the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call my life on the road”.

The Red Gypsy


Why words count…

Russ Grayson

I'm an independent online and photojournalist living on the Tasmanian coast after nine months on the road in a minivan.

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