Have you ever dreamed of living off the land in a tiny house community setting? If the answer is yes, then you’ll love the Wildwoods Community Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s a permaculture tiny house village, home to several DIY homes and volunteer accommodations. Neighbors include free-range chickens and ducks, as well as the delightful farm manager, Brandon.
When we met Brandon a year ago, he was preparing for a busy Spring of permaculture design and land work. During our stay at Wildwoods, he gave us a tour of his charming 16’ tiny house on wheels that he built with his Dad. When he left for a period of international travel, he turned it into an Airbnb rental. Currently, Brandon lives next door in a lovely 12′ wide shed conversion tiny home.
He is incredibly thoughtful about everything he does, and permaculture is his passion. This shines through in the community tour in the video above. Brandon provides insight into the making of the community farm. As you might imagine, it takes much hard work.
As he points outs, essential components include the right ingredients, from soil management to engaged residents. Also, extra sets of hands make a big difference. Wildwoods welcomes WWOOFers, interns, and volunteers from the local area to contribute and learn about permaculture concepts. Temporary farmhands can stay on-site in one of the several shed conversion tiny houses.