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Homestead &

Farm Design

De Eenzaamheid Farm -

The Netherlands

The family van Schie has been running the farm “De Eenzaamheid” on an island in Warmond for 170 years: Appropriately called  “The Solitude”. In 2020, Roos, Jan and Joost (5th and 6th generation) are moving on to the ...

Magic Oaks Ranch - USA

For this project, United designers were hired by one of our many partner designers. We were asked to do an initial consultation and site assessment. This included a plant list of existing and potential production plants, a climate...

Fleri Farm - Haiti

Fleri farm in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is one of the few areas of land unpopulated by shanties in the dense population of the nearby city Soleil. With a density of 31,000 people per square mile, there is a great need for intense food production that is also sustainable for long term benefit to the community...

Kimborough Farm  - USA

Nestled in the fertile lands of Door County Wisconsin, the Kimbrough Farm enjoys a temperate climate moderated by Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay. The homestead has all the benefits of location, soil, access to resources, and gentle topography. The 118-acre site has been farmed for many generations, yet It has a high degree of organic material in soil fertility...

Huntly Cattle Station - Australia

Huntly is an evolving property nestled in the beautiful Arcadia Valley in the Central Highlands of Queensland. It is a certified organic, grass-fed beef operation. Embracing both Holistic management, Regenerative ...

Barrett Homestead - USA

Weather extremes are the rule in Texas. Dry hot weeks are followed by heavy rains flooding parched land. Southwoods developed strategies to redevelop the forest ecology and canopy to create protected micro-climates for a  more diverse plants community...

Crombie Homestead - USA

The Crombie intentional homestead is a long-established farm residence intergenerational farmers.  The highly variable terrain of gentle slopes and microclimates gives the opportunity for many growing areas.  That humid and shaded...

Cutler - USA

The Cutler farm has rich soils over a high-water table. Drainage is a constant concern to work the fields. It is prone to flooding and standing water. The soil is slightly acidic due to the hydric state and high organic...

Friluftsliv - USA

Friluftsliv was an exercise in developing a sustainable homestead on an old wheat field exposed to persistent prairie winds and the extreme thunderstorms of summer. Winter snow drifts across the frozen prairie ...

Regeneration Farms - USA

Regeneration Farms is a venture guided by Reginaldo of Tree-Range Poultry®, an ecologically and biologically managed poultry production system for eggs and meat. Southwoods was asked to evaluate the documentation for a poultry...

Canton - USA

Zoe Farm in Canton Ohio is a family resource farm developed for continuous flow harvesting and self-sufficiency.  The steep slopes harbour multiple springs allowing for freshwater ponds and cascading streambeds in rainy times...

High Plains Homestead - USA

This homestead is located near Lubbock, in the windblown Sandy Plains West Texas. Fifty mile-per-hour sandstorms are common. Oil wells are the dominant feature across a landscape filled with cotton fields...

Brown Dog Farm - USA

Brown Dog Farm is a weekend retreat and organic produce farm in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. It is owned by Farmhouse Restaurants of Chicago and Easton Illinois.  Owners TJ and Molly see the farm ...

Charlottesville - USA

Large homesteads are known for grand possibilities, fields of green, and wide horizons. Many properties that are highly prized for their location can also come with many limitations, covenants, and restrictions...

Southwoods Homestead - USA

The Southwoods Homestead started with the purchase of the land in 2004. 25 acres on an oak savanna previously used as a horse farm and sales of log homes. A residence on the farm is a traditional log home with modern...

Tap O'Noth - Scotland 

The combination of proximity to resources and geographic location makes for highly variable possibilities. Such it is for Tap o’ Noth. A permaculture CSA in Scotland at 57º Latitude...

Welch - USA

This farm is a classic transition from conventional corn and bean farming to tree crops and perennial harvests.  Priorities in the design included increased infiltration of water, eliminating field erosion...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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