SIMPLE, FUNCTIONAL FOREVER HOMES USING PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES
Alt-Ark aims to design forever homes that enhance lives. Homes imbued with the values of the families they shelter, deeply rooted in the landscape and staying their course for generations to come.
Our goal is to design legacy homes, meant for long term ownership, specified to nurture your lifestyle . We use Permaculture principles/concepts in our sites-with the home as zone zero, and the surrounding acreage designed to produce for you.
We have an evolving set of core concepts we rely on in our work. These guide our vision to what we hope to be known for.
Functional Design and Program
The house is not based on current shifting trends. It is designed for function and living in a Permaculture mindset…
Produce a yield
The home, together with the landscape is designed to provide productive output in varying forms of resources…
Stacked uses (in time and space) is designed into the home, to make multiple uses…
- HARVESTING WIND ENERGY TO COOL YOUR HOMESTEAD HOUSEDesign your home to use more fresh air instead of spending energy on your HVAC. Permaculture tells us to use natural processes and store energy. Here’s one way we can do it in home design.
- EXTERIOR VIEWSProgress design for a permaculture inspired home for homesteading. This shows the main form of the house that meets the purpose it is designed for, the finishes have not yet been selected.
- Permaculture Homestead House Design – Scale model viewsI took the photo outside and this shows the approximate shading the house gets on a winter morning (February)