Hi, I’m Bret James

And I help people design and create sustainable, ecologically mindful, and resilient lives, using permaculture, for happiness, health connections, and abundance REGARDLESS of their climate, space, time, or money.

I’ve been doing this work since 2012 and the truth is that most people who want anything to do with living a sustainable or self-sufficient life struggle way more than they have to!

That is because they work against nature as opposed to with nature.

And this is what permaculture teaches us – how to live a more aligned life with nature, using ancient and indigenous knowledge applied to modern life.

So if you are a person who wants to create personal sustainability and resilience, but doesn’t know where to start or how to get there, I’m your guy.

I’ve gone from city living and 9-5 to living rurally, with the land growing my own food and harvesting resources as sustainably as possible, generating my own income and I teach every one of my students to do the same.

I would love to be your guide to do the same.

PermaResilience, formerly High Sierra Permaculture, is based in the San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado and provides international online education programs for people in all climates and all regions.

Our permaculture oriented company was established in 2014 and teaches sustainable and self-sufficient living in a quickly changing world – with over 1400 students across the globe who are designing the life they desire with the guidance of Bret James and Team.

See The Lives I've Helped

Bret James Permaculture Elsewhere

The Wellness Journey Podcast Interview

#65: Modern Homesteading & Permaculture with Bret James

In this episode, I sit down with Bret James of High Sierra Permaculture as we talk about his transition from a Denver-based computer programmer to living off the grid on the north shore of Kauai to homesteading in the California Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Wellness Journey Podcast With Marla Barr

Living Big In A Tiny House

Over 2 million people have toured our Yurt, care to join them?

Living Big In A Tiny Home YouTube

The Garden Hack Summit

With Stacey Murphy of The Grow Network

The Grow Network

The Homestead Summit

With Eivin & Eve of Discovery Channels show Alaska The Last Frontier

• Eivin Kilcher of Alaska The Last Frontier
• Eve Kilcher of Alaska The Last Frontier
• Bret James of High Sierra Permaculture
• Shay Elliot of The Elliott Homestead
• Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead
• Teri Page of Homestead Honey
• Melissa K. Norris of Simple Modern Homesteading

Eivin & Eve - Alaska: The Last Frontier