Monday, August 31, 2009

Hi all! with thanks to Robbie for getting us up and running. I'm Sheila Brooke, on Tamarack in Phase IV, where I am developing my property: currently looking at installing off-the-grid systems for my cabin, as well as wanting to build a cob studio. Love to research as well as share info.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Welcome from Robbie

Hello, natural builders! I have created this blog for anybody on Gabriola Island who is engaged in, or interested in, natural building. Yesterday, we were very kindly invited by Linda and Peter, and by Cindy and Bill, to see their houses under construction. Thanks to you all. This blog should allow us all to keep up with their progress and with all the other interesting projects underway on Gabe.

I would love it if each person would post a brief introduction to themselves and their project. Here is ours:

We are Robbie Huston and Mary Wilson, of 1725 Petkau Road. We are having a cob wall and a cob sleeping cabin built in our back yard. Pollen Heath and Lisa Butler are designing and building for us. The cabin is tiny and beautiful, full of artistic touches. It has radiant floor heating, fed by our wood-fired hot tub, and a small Rumsford fireplace.

I'll happily give more details once I know the blog is up and running properly.