Does living sustainably appeal to you?
Perhaps “homesteading or an ecovillage, maybe urban gardens or food co-ops.
You may wonder how you can get from the cray cray of life A to the yay yay of life B.
Well you can become part of a Life B ecovillage right now, Life B is like a mycelial network of micro ecovillages distributed across the planet, clusters and threads of selfsufficiency and eco authenticity, where we are learning and working together. Where you are right now can become part of the network, where the Life B ethos and lifestyle is lived. A place where nature is seen as a sacred system to be harmonised with, to build a future that truly embraces long term thinking, where ultimately our daily lives embody joy and thriving.
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 in a way that is practical, useful and rewarding.
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 of which network together to form strong supports for one another, in the form of produce growing/swapping, garden sharing, labour pool, skill sharing. Formalised using technological and social means. i.e. messaging tools, a web dashboard and regular get togethers for varying purposes.
Maybe some you are doing already or would like to achieve this year or perhaps by 2025.
90-99% food self sufficiency, grown locally i.e. 10-50km
Off grid/low energy
Regular local meetings/potluck (weekly – monthly)
Regional whole day get-togethers(monthly -3 monthly)
Workshops and classes. Become a teacher and student in the school of life.
Learn woodworking, sewing, cheesemaking, bee keeping, offgrid power, music, spinning, blacksmith, pottery, harekeke, (arts, crafts & trades of all kinds) etc.
Vegetables, fruit, nuts, mushrooms, composting, seed security, fermenting, preserving and drying.
We are starting Life B here in New Zealand and hope the idea and the network will spread across oceans and borders everywhere.
The 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.
Establish your level of commitment.
i.e. You’re travelling and keen to wwoof, or would just like some participatory experience of the self sufficient lifestyle.
You’re looking for somewhere to settle and try the lifestyle for a longer time.
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, put yourself forward as a Teacher/student in a Cohabitat village school.(A 5 year course 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.