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…
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- End of Year Permaculture Homestead House Design UpdateI can say that, as the year ends, I was able to put much more design thought into this home designed for homesteading. I hope you invested your time well for 2021.
- A Personal Design BreakthroughToday is a mini breakthrough for me. I have been working tirelessly at a design for a permaculture concept home, a home for homesteading, for the last year. The thing that took a lot of creative effort for me was the exterior. It was wrestling with years of creative neglect and brainwashing myself into whatContinue reading “A Personal Design Breakthrough”