The FIRE Path to Freedom – Part 2 FIRE or FREE?

In part 1, we discussed how changing our relationship with money and work is one of the key leverage points for transforming our lives, our society and the world. We explained that designing our interaction with money is a leverage point for creating viral change, because it has a huge “payback” for individuals, can help us fund our dreams, has a huge impact on the success of our projects, and it can be a fun adventure, too. “Hey, wait – sure it can help us invest in successful community organizing and regenerative projects, but money? An adventure?” Yes! Once we … Continue reading The FIRE Path to Freedom – Part 2 FIRE or FREE?

The FIRE Path to Financial Freedom (and The Most Important thing We’ve Learned about Permaculture)

The FIRE Path to Freedom? (The Most Important thing We’ve Learned about Permaculture) Well now that’s quite a loaded headline! Clearly, we’re going to talk about money and the current popular “FIRE” (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement – but first! – what is the most important thing we’ve ever learned about Permaculture, homesteading and living with the land? What single concept has had the biggest positive impact on transforming our lives since we first heard the “P word” on WEFT Community Radio back in 2001? Leverage. The whole point of the Lillie House project as we originally envisioned it, was … Continue reading The FIRE Path to Financial Freedom (and The Most Important thing We’ve Learned about Permaculture)

Designing Prosperity, Financial Permaculture and Harvesting Energy

Look at the diversity of life, the wealth and fertility of natural ecosystems, the beauty, the energy, vitality that nature has accumulated, generated and sustained over the ages, through cliamte changes, massive earthquakes and volcanoes, fridged ice ages, meteor collisions…  For me, the generative power of nature is utterly awe-inspiring, so it was a major relelvation to think that we could harness that power and put it to work creating the kind of life we want to live, by modelling our livelihood on its wise patterns.  Live in-tune with nature: Transform your life. Like this: And we can use models … Continue reading Designing Prosperity, Financial Permaculture and Harvesting Energy