Melliodora: A case study in cool climate permaculture eBook

AU$ 14.95AU$ 25.00

Showcasing David Holmgren and Su Dennett’s cool climate permaculture design over the first 20 years of it’s development. ‘Melliodora’ is one of Australia’s leading demonstration sites, particularly relevant to people on both small rural properties and larger town blocks.

eBook format: PDF download OR PDF on CD with fold out colour poster.

The original A3 book Melliodora: Ten Years of Sustainable Living is also available.


The eBook includes all the original book text Melliodora: Ten Years of Sustainable Living (1985-1995). With high resolution zoomable graphics, full colour photos, and linked new photos showing the changes and growth over the following decade (1995-2005).

Built in navigation bar, jump buttons and text links allow you to cross reference and move around the eBook easily.

Features and additional content includes:

• 150 pages of zoom-able plans, graphic diagrams, photos and text
• House thermal performance upgrade and review
• Grid feedback photovoltaic installation and performance
• Cool cupboard review and design
• Animals update including goats and soil management
• Seasonal cycle photos


The eBook works best with Adobe Reader 5 or 7 (a free download available from and contains HTML content that will open up in your web browser.

Demo available here (7.7MB pdf)

The download version of this eBook is around 95MB, compressed into a ZIP archive (.zip). It may take several attempts to download if you have a satellite or mobile internet connection. Dial-up connections are not recommended.

About the Author

David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism. As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2003). With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time. David lives with his partner Su Dennett at “Melliodora”, a one-hectare permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at

Additional information

Weight 0.110 kg
Dimensions 145 × 125 × 10 mm


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