Planning and Designing your Off-Grid Life
Sunday 2.30 - 4.30pm
About the Course
Have you been thinking about a tree change, going off-grid, become self-sufficient?
Do you need advice on where to start, and what you might need to think about? This is a great workshop to help get your started, or guide you through the final parts of your plan.
This is an interactive and creative workshop that will delve into your ideas and dreams about off-grid living and self-sufficiency. What is practicable? What is realistic? How much do I need to have and what should I look for when thinking about a rural property? What are the regulations and land considerations that must be considered?
Together you will investigate a range of issues, hurdles and elements in practice, with real life examples. Run by experienced natural builder, planner and workshop facilitator Dr Rachel Goldlust, this event will be your best one-stop-shop to get you started on your dream! And an amazing way to pull together all of your ideas at the end of the Off-Grid Living Festival weekend.
The aim will be to understand what it means to become self-sufficient, learn about planning and regulations, and understand how to organise your own land and build.
No experience, or land, or community is necessary, you could be just starting to dream or well into your planning. Bring your questions and join in a workshop that will bring together like-minded people.
Dr Rachel Goldlust, PHD environmental values embodied by moving off-grid and Founder of Natural Building Australia.
Rachel Goldlust is a recent PhD graduate in history at Latrobe University studying the environmental values embodied by moving off-grid. With a background in planning, sustainable housing and environmental education, Rachel is interested in ex-urban migration, sustainable lifestyles and design, community and co-operative living systems, gender, labour and domesticity, permaculture, political and social history and environmental thought and action in 20th Century Australia.