Living sustainably is something we need to be already doing.
But it’s also never too late to start and the best time is now.
One of our priorities is food security, through “homesteading, urban gardens, food and garden co-ops, organic farms and ecovillages.
Want to get involved with others who are giving it a go?
Connect with like minded people.
Are you keen to make a move toward a life that’s a bit closer to nature, eating local food. A life with fewer products and more presence?
Take a look into what Life B stands for and offers.
Life B is like a mycelial network of micro ecovillages; clusters and threads of self sufficiency and eco authenticity, where we are learning and working together to feed and house ourselves in ways that harmonise with nature.
We are all about self sufficiency, food sovereignty, and getting real about our relationship with nature and being honourable partners in it, building a network that grows the ties between us into strong and resilient bonds through sharing work, food and fun.
We are about organising and facilitating the kinds of things that bring us together and foster the growth of the network. Like co-gardening, workshops, farmers markets, pot lucks, skill sharing and generally having each others backs in real and meaningful ways.
So if you’re the owner of a property that holds these values, or a person that would like to find somewhere to practise this lifestyle, you’ve come the right place. Life B is the network that brings us together.
The basics of Life B is that instead of an ecovillage that covers perhaps dozens of hectares and is populated by a large number of people, we are an ecovillage that is made up of dozens/hundreds of properties over a wide area, the people in network form strong supports for one another, in the form of produce growing/swapping, garden sharing, labour pool, skill sharing. Formalised for the modern world using technological means. as well as regular get togethers.
When we grow and share our own food we’re not affected by inflation or supply chain issues. We get to eat fresher, more nutritious, less processed food, we get to spend time with others and reap the physical and spiritual rewards.
Creating connections is really the heart of Life B, providing a robust network, that’s cohesive and aligned.
Maybe some you are doing already or would like to achieve this year or perhaps by 2025.
99% food self sufficiency, grown locally i.e. 10-50km
Off grid/low energy
Regular local meetings/potluck (weekly – monthly)
Regional whole day get-togethers, farmer markets/swap meets (monthly – 3 monthly)
Workshops and classes. Become a teacher/student in the school of life.
Learn/teach; woodworking, sewing, cheesemaking, bee keeping, offgrid power, music, spinning, blacksmith, pottery, harekeke, (arts, crafts & trades of all kinds) etc.
Vegetables, fruit, nuts, mushrooms, cheese, chickens, composting, seed security, fermenting, preserving and drying…..
i.e. Living with nature.
We are starting Life B here in New Zealand and hope the idea and the network will spread across oceans and borders everywhere.
Regional areas small enough that it makes it possible for groups to get together, swap produce, teach and learn, plan, coordinate and celebrate. The areas are more a tool for coordination of things like food production rather than a way of separating people into small groups, we are all part of Life B.
travelling and keen to wwoof, or would just like some participatory experience of the self sufficient lifestyle.
looking for somewhere to settle and try the lifestyle for a longer time.
living on your own land and want to be part of a wider network
You’re a land owner and offer short term wwoofing placements.
A land owner who would like to offer some longer term opportunities.
going eco all the way
You can, if you want, Join Cohabitat. A long term hands on workshop, on how to start and maintain a self sufficient ecologically sound village.
Participation cost $10k-$20k
You get a hectare and 100-300 others to work with. Go to Cohabitat
Like a mycelial network of micro ecovillages distributed across the planet, clusters and threads of selfsufficiency and eco authenticity.