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Welcome to our website. This started out as a way to share our life with friends and family - but it's quickly becoming a vital resource for people many degrees removed. We are honored to make our living offering resources for that expanding audience: Erica's plans and booklets, free online photo journals and case studies of our past projects, and in-person workshops on a wide range of hands-on skills.
Please note that both Erica and Ernie have limited hours available. If you're looking for free project help, we'll encourage you to hash out the rough ideas on public forums, or put down a deposit if you want to move up in the queue. We do still love to encourage creative projects, and have been known to accept the results (hothouse tomato salad, grass-fed meats or home-cooked maple syrup) as well as conventional currency. questions@ErnieAndErica.info reaches both of us, and you can generally expect a response within a few days to a week.
It takes more than a crushed leg to keep this man sitting down. Ernie is semi-retired due to a disabling injury, but still makes time for the occasional workshop or fascinating prototype project. He often reserves a few hours a week to answer rocket stove, botany, and seasteading questions on the public forums at www.permies.com. After all, there's only so many hours in a day a man can think about boats.*
Work History: Fishing & maritime work, wildlands firefighting, botany, natural building, hydraulics and plumbing maintenance, consulting & research, and even (briefly) cook, chocolatier, ballet dancer, and art model.
Cascadia Wild www.cascadiawild.org,
The City Repair Project: www.cityrepair.com,
Cob Cottage Company: www.cobcottage.com,
Deer Haven Farms (and B&B!) www.DeerHavenFarmsBB.org
Natural Building Network: www.nbnetwork.org,
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) www.omsi.edu,
Permaculture Forums: Permaculture Forums at Permies.com
Portland area community resources for recyclery, education, and more
Leslie Jackson and the Rocket Research Team: www.rocketstoves.com
Richsoil - a Paul Wheaton resource - www.richsoil.com
TOPS Learning Systems - www.TopScience.org
Trackers NW www.trackersnw.com,
TryOn Life Community Farm, www.tryonfarm.org,
Village Video: www.villagevideo.org