see yourself as an owner of a Wilderness Eco Lodge and live a naturally
What, Why & How
contacted hundreds of times by people like you looking to break out of the
conventional modern world, build an eco home and go 'off the grid', grow their own food.
surprises there, breaking free from the stress associated with city living and
the burden of the bank mortgage is a rather common aspiration. Now Covid-19 has made this option even more relevant.
our log frame designs to the point they are legal, simple to make, strong and
transportable, quick to erect, inexpensive, takes time. Testing those designs
takes time. So we 'keep calm and carry on' and eventually the concept turns
into a physical reality and then we place it in the public arena. Simple.
An Eco Lifestyle Property Offer
I'm always looking for properties where I could model a unique 'off the grid eco
lifestyle village' based around 'sustainable forestry and eco-living'.
So what would your
life would be like, if you took Kaitiakitanga - guardianship.
been 14 years since we bought our beautiful property here
in West Auckland. Its been quiet the learning experience with regard to conventional land development, the
building industry and property ownership. Dealing with Government and Council entities,
Iwi, professionals, builders and contractors, prospective buyers, guests and
other assorted renegades is all good, however I've found mainstream
conventional development creates huge expense and is pushing property prices
here in New Zealand to ever more unsustainable heights.
protect my simple lifestyle its pushed me ever further towards a greener more
sustainable model of property development. So I'm taking Tehuia designs and a
sustainable forestry management ethos, into the wildly beautiful locations they
were designed to be.
Sustainable Forestry & Eco Living
World crazy or are we crazy? I'm no fan
of this 1800th century Industrial model where we sacrifice our ourselves, our
environment, our oceans and our wildlife to mass extinction by continuing to
burn finite fossil fuel. Not to mention the militarization of our planet. This
tragedy unfolding around us is totally avoidable. We are much smarter than
we all know that living in constant connection with Nature simplifies ones
life. A good trip to the beach or forest or mountains clears the senses and
opens up innate and joyful body/mind connections. A life of living and working
with Nature by the sea, forested hills and valley fields, builds trust and contentment in a Natural
wind and water power energy is virtually free, gifted to us, with little of the
associated pollution problems of oil, coal and nuclear. Timber forests lock in
burnt carbon and timber is the perfect building material. Eco sustainable
forestry has a successful past and a very big future. The Lifestyle Ethos I am envisioning here
will encourage and nurture a clean green sustainable future and the best way I
found to get anything done is to just do it!
A model for a greener, higher value, New Zealand
we export dirt cheap 95% of our timber. Most ends up in China as packing crates
and low value construction waste. New Zealand forestry needs re-valuing. My eco
model is based around planting timber species that better suit a greener more
ecological sustainable future. Timber species with the particularly excellent
qualities we want for our valuable building products. Our model development is
all about value adding New Zealands timber and combining that with our already
wildly successful eco tourism industry.
The Warrior Within
plenty of quiet eco warriors amongst us, the ones who can't sail a Greenpeace
ship but pay the bills so others can. Those of us that are everyday people,
that can't be seen. We recycle, compost, plant and ride a bike etc. Ready for
the next step? Is this the time, to step up and play a more pro active role in
our childrens future.
protection and regeneration of beautiful wilderness properties has never been
more critically important. If we are to
believe what we see and what we read, our streams, and lakes and oceans need
A Simple Plan
interest is in 'Wilderness' properties that have the specific attributes we
need. Great landscapes, if possible, established forests and suitable habitats for planting various forest and plant
selectively harvest logs from the property, with which to build our model off grid village and future eco -ourism venues and
export Tehuia Log Home kitsets to people like us.
practice 'citizen science' by planting, nurturing, observing and recording the
bio diversity of the flora and fauna of the area, making a further contribution
to the re establishment and regeneration of our natural environment.
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the change you want to see' - Mahatma Gandhi