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One of the foundational patterns of Permaculture is the concept of Zones.
There are five Permaculture Zones in the landscape. These zones are areas of land (large or small) that are organized based on how much time is spent in them. In its simplest form, the Permaculture Zones are concentric cirlces like this:
This is your home. This is where you reside, obviously. There is a lot I will have to say about home design, energy (traditional, alternative), water use, etc. Zone 0 can include attached greenhouses, indoor plants, window plants, window boxes, bird feeders, companion animals (i.e. dogs). In my opinion, the optimal house design has large windows that let you observe your yard/land as frequently as possible. It should also connect to the outdoors in a way that makes you have a hard time deciding if you are inside or…