Introduction

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.

Native proverb

 

Lobhta (pronounced ‘lofta’ in Gaelic) is an organization dedicated to creating designs and concepts for living in symbiosis with nature. Our mission is to economize how we function as a society by creating a new model that gives future generations a reasonable chance to transition into the post-peak oil era. To ensure that they are not vulnerable to future food, energy and other supply-chain disturbances, as well as environmental and economic instability. Here at Lobhta we believe that through intelligent design and honest resolve, people can live together graciously with a quality of life that doesn’t sacrifice the health of the planet. We hope by giving a fair opportunity for future generations to not only survive but thrive, they may one day realize the true potential of humanity.

 

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

 

In order to to find the best solutions to the current challenges that face us today we take a holistic approach to our designs and concepts. By understanding all aspects of the human condition including economy, sociology, philosophy, history and architecture, we will have a better chance of success in our results. Through this process hard truths are exposed that can not be neglected in favour of convenience. Here at Lobhta we will be honest and diligent in making sure that we do not perpetuate existing flaws in our current system or create new ones. Presently we are engaged in four projects, each one a stepping stone to the future. Through these endeavours we will use the failures and successes to hone our designs and concepts to ensure the success of our mission.

 

Projects


 
“We have learned nothing in twelve thousand years” was Picassos remark upon seeing the Lascaux cave paintings for the first time. This is a sentiment that can be echoed in much of architecture today. Lascaux house is a rethinking of our habitats and how they function in the praxis of everyday life. The home amalgamates modern technologies with ancient principles to economize how it is built, how it functions and its life cycle. It is designed to be a living structure acting in symbiosis with nature. This off-grid home and greenhouse will be the model from which future designs will be rooted.

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The Solstice is an eco-retreat featuring lodging, restaurant and spa. This beachfront vacation spot is off grid and strives to provide the highest quality of experience with the lowest carbon footprint possible. Those who wish to vacation with a conscience for the future of the planet and it’s inhabitants can relax in knowing that the Solstice shares in their values.

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The Ocean Pearl Village is a community owned business cooperative and habitat. The village includes thirty three family villas in the form of a circle. Each property is a two acre market garden and permaculture forest with an off grid home. Acting in concert, this ringed community will create revenue by producing healthy organic food for market and managing a beachfront tourism business and marina.

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Acadia is a vision for the future. A provincial city living in symbiosis with nature and providing a quality of life for all its citizens. It is a proposal specifically tailored for the Maritime provinces and is accompanied with designs, concepts and timeline. Should this project prove itself a viable and economical solution then it can be a template for Canada to transition to a genuinely green country before the end of the 22nd century.

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Please note that this site is still in its infancy. The research done for these projects will be added periodically with the goal of having the first two designs completed by mid-late 2019.

 

Contribute

The Story of the hummingbird
told by Wangari Maathai

 

If you would like to make a contribution to the ongoing research and development of these projects please don’t hesitate to send us a message, we welcome your experience and expertise. You can also contact us if you’d like to make a financial donation to help in the success of our mission. Your wisdom and generosity are much appreciated. Thank you.