Building your Permaculture Property

AU$ 79.95

A 5-step process to design and develop land

Rob Avis, Michelle Avis, Takota Coen

Illustrations by Jarett Sitter
Foreword by Geoff Lawton

The best person to design the property of your dreams is you. This book gives you the tools to succeed.

Building Your Permaculture Property offers a revolutionary holistic method to overcome overwhelm in the complex process of resilient land design. It distills the authors’ decades of experience and insights gained as engineers, farmers, educators, and consultants into practices, templates, productivity and workflow tools to help you:

  • Clarify your vision, values and resources
  • Diagnose your resources for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Design your resources to meet your vision and values
  • Implement the right design that will most improve your weakest resource
  • Monitor your resources for indicators of well-being or suffering

Building your Permaculture Property is the essential guide for all land stewards looking to cut through the noise and establish an ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, enjoyable, and thriving permaculture property, anywhere in the world.


You are already convinced that permaculture design will help you to restore the health of your land, provide security against the fragilities of an ever changing world and create a legacy for the future. But after reading books, watching videos, listening to podcasts, hiring experts, taking courses, and running your own experiments you are on the verge of financial and emotional exhaustion and the property of your dreams still seems a long way off: What should I do? I don’t know where to find information about…? How does everything fit together? Where do I start or what is next? When does it end? 

These are common struggles land stewards everywhere are encountering as they work to put permaculture into practice. What you really need isn’t another prescriptive how-to on food forestry or soil ecology or water conservation, but a process to make such a hyper-complex project manageable.

This book gives you the tools to succeed.


“A valuable tool for individuals in their permaculture journeys.” – David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator

“Exactly what is needed in the regenerative agriculture, homesteading, and permaculture community right now.” – Curtis Stone, author of The Urban Farmer

“Slices through the Gordian knot that stops most people from realizing their visions”. – Peter Bane, author of The Permaculture Handbook

“Will help you clarify your own approach to success, and help you navigate complexity with confidence”. – Richard Perkins, author of Regenerative Agriculture

Product details

Published July 2021
New Society Publishers
Paperback, 248 pages, full colour illustrations and photography throughout.
Size: 203 x 254mm.

ISBN: 9780865719378


Rob Avis, PEng, and Michelle Avis, PEng, co-own Adaptive Habitat, a leading-edge property design firm, and Verge Permaculture, a globally-recognised, award-winning education business. He is co-author of Essential Rainwater Harvesting and lives in Alberta, Canada.

Takota Coen is a permaculture educator, Red Seal Carpenter, second-generation organic farmer, and co-owner and operator of Coen Farm, an award-winning 250-acre permaculture farm that produces nutrient-dense raw-milk-fed pork, grass-fed beef, pastured eggs, forest garden berries, and herbal teas. He lives near Edmonton, Alberta.

Additional information

Weight 0.7 kg
Dimensions 203 × 254 × 15 mm

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