We had organised to take a tour of the community with the lovely Robin Clayfield. Robin has a vast amount of experience in the world of permaculture and has lived at Crystal Waters for many years.
At the start of our tour Robin showed us plans and photos of what the property looked like before the village was built. She showed us how the plans has drawn on permaculture to design the layout and features including where dams and roads would be built.
The weather was roasting and at that stage we had not had rain for months so we toured from shady spot to shady spot.
|Robin and Hubby|
We talked about the shared spaces and small businesses that had been trialled and/or established in the community It was a fascinating tour and Robin was an excellent tour guide.
There was a lot of information to take in and it has given us a lot to talk about since. We are in the process of trying to learn as much as we can before we move to NZ so that when we are planning our property design we end up with things in the best place.
We are not moving for a year or so which is good because I think we still have a lot to learn.