In this post here is what we are going to cover:

  • The Perfect Property?
  • 5 Types Of Homeowners
  • The Consultation Process



Are you a homeowner that wants a personalized AND SUSTAINABLE property?
I help homeowners get that perfect property. It is 3 things combined:

  1. THE USERS… What are their specific wants and needs?
  2. A HOUSE… Does it support the USER’S needs efficiently and effectively?
  3. THE LAND… NOW strategically design the land to support both USER and HOUSE

As a Permaculture designer,  my specialty is integrating user, home & property together.
I show homeowners their property’s potential, clarify their goals, and then reach those goals. 

The result? True sustainability. 
Here and now in your own backyard.

…but remember #1? It must be custom to the USER. (That’s you).
The question is… Who are you?



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In my 12 years in the field of design and consultation, I have noticed a pattern…
Over 90% of my clients fall into 5 groups. Do you identify with 1 (or more) of them?

(NOTE: I wrote a full article on this that you can read HERE.)

1) The Do-It-Yourself-er

    • Love to save money by “paying themselves” to do the labour.
    • Enjoys learning new skills. Often creative, artistic, and motivated.
    • They “save-things”… never know when you can use that tool or off-cut!

2) The Environmentalist

    • Concerned about the state of the world and want to make a positive impact
    • Wants to increase biodiversity, build healthy soil, and be a part of their watershed
    • Often motivated by ethics and the future of our children and grandchildren 

3) The Prepper

    • Increasingly aware of the fragile state of our environmental and economic world.
    • Wants to increase their independence, food security, and resilience. 
    • Values re-skilling, connecting to the land, and feeling abundant. 

4) The Healthy Foodist

    • These people often buy local or organic and read food labels in the supermarket.
    • Are avid gardeners or would like to be if they had the time/space/mentorship. 
    • They bring the best things to potlucks and are holistic in their approach to health. 

5) The Community Neighbour

    • Enjoy giving to others – jam, apples, pies, rhubarb, ex. – and sharing knowledge.
    • Social in nature, generous in spirit, and always has your back when you need an egg. 
    • Gives advice over a fence and probably has a neighborhood watch sign. 

Don’t worry… you can identify as more than 1 of the above!
…But which is the STRONGEST for you?

(I am #2 Environmentalist with #1 DIY as a close second). 

Are you interested in getting the support you need to take your property to the next level?
Keep on reading 🙂


The Consultation Process

How I choose my clients, is as much as how they choose me.
This is exactly, why I offer a free 15 min Discovery Call for potential clients
(I think of it as speed-dating but for working together.)

After the discovery call, we pick a date for a consultation & I send you some homework.

And then comes the big day! I show up with surveying gear & map of our property, shake your hand and get to work. (NOTE: Most consultations are a 1/2 day, but large/complex properties can take a full day.)

Here is a sneak-peak how a consultation day goes:

  1. Meet and Greet! (~5 min)
  2. Property Analysis (~30 min) – I walk the property alone to analyze it and take notes.
  3. Property Walk (~15-60 min) – You show me the property and its history as best you know it and have experienced it. 
  4. Client Session (~60 min) – We go inside and review the consultation questionnaire, clarify your goals, and teach you. 
  5. Surveying (time as needed) – This is to further analyze your property to plan around water on your property. 
  6. Design & Review Session (~30-60 min) – I sketch a design proposal for your property & provide recommendations for you to DIY or receive the support you need to take action. 

Excited to take your house and property to the next level?
Book a FREE 15 min Discovery call and let’s see if I can help you.



Kenton Zerbin

(Kenton is a passionate educator for sustainable living who lives in an off-grid tiny house in northern Alberta. Kenton runs a wide array of workshops on tiny homes, sustainable living, and edible landscaping. He also does consulting and design for homeowners, communities, and businesses)

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