Ahoy! We are Rob, Karen and wee Mia.
We returned to Canada after a decade in London, UK with a small child in tow and decided to set-up a sustainable (more on this later) 21st century homestead on 5.65 acres of fir, alder and meadow on Gabriola Island, BC, Canada.
On our menu is a site-cut roundwood timber framed house with light clay straw walls and a cob floor and a half a kilometre of vegetable beds. Down the road a few hundred fruit trees, possibly a cidery/meadery, bees, maybe a boat building shop and a grand sailing adventure to the south Pacific (so says Rob). Along the way will be plenty of home brew, bread, wood splitting and crafting from the abundance at our fingertips.