Paul continues the smackdown with 6 of his patreons (Mark, Katie, Opalyn and Weston were named) on the topic of the ideals that Paul wants people to adhere to when building on his land.
Katie likes the idea of being able to rent a house near the land without the expectation of helping at the lab or bootcamp. Paul is initially confused by this, as it’s quite similar to his SEPPer program minus the more juicy permaculture bits, but agrees that having a sort of permaculture-y vacation away from phone signal where you can generally unplug can be quite appealing, along with being a sort of halfway point between a remote worky job and bootcamp.
Kyle sent a question ahead of the podcasts (as he wasn’t able to participate) asking Paul’s stance on “urbanite”, aka reclaimed concrete from demolished buildings. He believes it to be an edge case – the carbon footprint has already been made, but it has to be transported which means more footprint from the fuel, on top of the fact that it probably contains a far bit of toxic gick from the additives in the cement. Overall he discourages its use as there are plenty of rocks on the property that are better both in terms of aesthetic and ecologically, but isn’t about to completely ban it’s use.
Mark asks if there is a limit to the area of a wofati or other structure. For wofatis and buildings with green roofs, there’s no realistic limit, so long as no one tries to build a wofati Walmart or something. Beyond that, the bigger the better really, as if you can build a wofati big enough to house 20 people, Paul would want to claim it for one of his sinister experiments. Specifically, the one about seeing how long you can keep 20 people under one roof without them stabbing each other.
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