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Function stacking - what is it and how do you do it?

Having moved into a new house a year or so back, We wanted to design the yard along some permaculture principals to make it more efficient to run (having learnt some lessons from the big backyard in Brisbane).

One idea that stuck in my mind since I read Permaculture One, many, many years ago was about storing things close to where you will use them. Its about putting the worm farm at the back door so that its easy to feed the worms when its raining and their bucket is full. Its about setting up your recycling bins so that recycling into separate bins is easy. Its about having what you need where you need it.

Its also about making each item you own doing double or triple duty. Our dog kennel also serves as a work bench for the husband but is also storing the new sink we got at the dump!

A few weeks ago I was listening to a pod cast by xxxx about function staking and realised that that's what I was doing without understanding more than its an efficient way to be lazy!

Here's what I did...




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