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Nelson
All Year: Spring-Fall
Area (ha): 40
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 28333
Region: BC, South Central

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Last Updated: March 24, 2015

My family and I (Emily) live on the Maa Land Co-op just outside Nelson in beautiful southern BC, in unceded Sinixt Territory. I am a food activist and am passionate about the local foodshed and growing my own food! Some of my endeavours include permaculture gardening and establishing a food forest, fermenting everything, animal slaughter and butchery, and hide tanning.

Just Phil, inspired by native vernacular architecture combined with modern techniques and tools. Fuelled by the superfood that Emily makes, he creates permastructures guided by geometry and flow. Each project undertaken pushes the boundaries with whole systems modelled after the patterns of nature, with a heavy focus on interconnection. He intends to teach anyone willing to get dirty how to take advantage of locally available materials to create anything you can imagine.

Our toddler, Tencza is mostly interested in the dog and whatever she finds on the ground (leaves, rocks and sticks are always a big hit).


We live in community on 88 acres of mostly forested land, a rural wild mountain scape and are 'off-grid' on micro hydro. Bird Creek (Chichiweha Sk'kaka) provides us clean, fresh water and reliable power. Being off-grid allows us to more intimately understand how we consume power in our lives and has led us to a more simple and ecological way of using electricity.

There are other hosts on our co-operative too!!!!
Troy and Jason

Eric and Lauren


We are currently creating a subterranean reciprocal round post and beam home. Insulated by slip and chip, with an earthbag cold cellar and a living roof sheltered by a double green house. We are also establishing a food forest, and maintain an organic community garden. Along with all other things that come with living in a forest on a mountain.

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