Make Your House a Safer Place to Live

Ecological & Economical Lifestyle

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The Habitat for Health focus is to research, design, construct, publish, and invest in the most affordable solutions for issues and opportunities in the areas of Agriculture, Employment, Housing, and Transportation for persons with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

In order to use 21st century, high performance, bottom-up, low-cost, high-yield Permaculture four-season greenhouse and field, Sharecropping, H4H identifies and recycles or develops land to grow food, with surplus sold or traded to restaurants, neighbourhood grocers, and Food Bank markets.

GFC Members can learn from Habitat for Health how to sharecrop to grow food for their own consumption and sell the surplus in order to make money and/or work from their communal home.

Habitat for Health teaches GFC Members to participate in a collective action network to build dome homes, learn sharecrop market gardening, sell surplus to community buyers, and provide transport services.

GFC Timebank credits that can be redeemed for community time to barter, build, do cooperative garden work, harvest, transport, or exchange for other currencies are used to provide alternative opportunities to extend employment income. GFC Volunteer pay-it-forward work opportunities provide food, shelter, and transportation.

H4H GFC is in charge of managing contracts for the construction of dome homes and other building projects using Barn-Raising methods. As the community grows, creating dome structures for habitation, storage, hospitality, or entertainment is a form of community work that can be exchanged for time put into the Timebank.

If you already have a job or money to invest or spend, you could also just purchase or finance a number of dome structures to create permaculture businesses and/or eco-eco communities in order to benefit from or increase the resources of the GAIA Fan Club.

In order to transport goods and services to and from marketplaces, the GFC Eco-Eco community can invest in and maintain a fleet of vehicles.

It is a good idea to develop a Permaculture transportation system now that includes incentives to replace outmoded technology and invest in private and public electric vehicle pools by purchasing new cars or trucks or converting used ones to electric or other kinds of mobility.

H4H looks for the least expensive and environmentally responsible building locations, materials, and technology in order to accommodate people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). This is because what is healthy for persons who must live with MCS is typically healthy for everyone else.

Individual power must now be called upon and applied to help work toward sustainable development. With an increase in understanding of relations between economics and nature, individual power grows. In other words - bottom up solutions.