Where it isn't flooding, or burning - much to my great relief!
I'm excited to have stumbled across this message board - it looks like a great resource.
I'm new to permaculture and just in the final stages of building my environmentally friendly home, and then will start on my garden. I'm wading my way through the Permaculture Design book by Bill Mollison at present and getting lots of great ideas.
I'd love to hear from others on the Sunshine Coast - I'll have lots of questions over the next 12 months! Send me a PM.
For those who are interested my architects are Chris and Andrew at WD architects - www.wdarchitects.com.au
The house has solar panels for electricity, solar hot water, rain water and a grey water system, and has been built sensibly using good design for temperature control and lighting (unlike my rental place at present that is too hot in summer and too cold in winter!). I had hoped to use straw bale, but I'm not able to do the owner builder thing at present, so we've had to stick with "conventional" building materials. I'm on the grid, but eventually as I can afford to add more solar panels and water tanks, and of course the garden, I'd like to get to a point where I could be independent of it, if I wished!