Gibbs House

  • Gibbs House
  • Hoop House build

    Community Hoop House Raising 

  • Gibbs Master slide

The Gibbs House is an emerging program run by the Office for Sustainability that serves as a living laboratory for students to implement their sustainable design solutions and projects. The historic 150 year old house serves as a home for our Gibbs Fellowship Program, borders the expansive Asylum Lake Preserve, and features a developing permaculture landscape full of resources and projects to get excited about. Please check out our website, stop on by, or contact the Office for Sustainability if you would like to learn more and get involved with the Gibbs House!

Did you know 4-5 students live and work at the Gibbs House as sustainability ambassadors for WMU? Follow the link below to learn more about the Gibbs House Fellowship:

Gibbs House Fellowship   

The Gibbs House landscape is currently being renovated into a fully-featured permaculture
landscape! For more information about the project Master Plan please view the following:

Gibbs Site Plan

Click on Image for a PDF download


Some of the research and educational resources include the integration of the following:
Hoop Houses, Seven-Layer Food Forest, Annual Vegetable Garden, Hugulkultur Beds and Swales, Living Fence, Presentation Space and Design Challenge, Renewable Energy Installations, and so much more! 

Gibbs Permaculture Features


If you would like more information or would like to get involved please contact us: