Creating intentional community

Designing a shared life that includes being led back to the land and to each other.

Since 2017 our children have been stewards of 10 beautiful treed acres in Shirley, on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Together, our family is designing a shared life by creating an intentional community that includes sharing more, taking less, and being led back to the land and to each other.

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SYSTEMS not spaces

SYSTEMS not spaces

"Simple living is skillful living" - Satish Kumar For many years, I have strived to live a more simplified life. What does that mean you ask?  For me it means having more of what I need and use, and less of what I don’t. It means having space around me, and this...

nothing is certain but DEATH…

nothing is certain but DEATH…

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet”- Emily Dickinson “Imagine you are 90” we said to each other, as we began the conversation around designing our new house. Afterall, this was our last home, the final frontier, the place we hoped to...

WASTE not, want not

WASTE not, want not

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” – W.H. Auden It may have been a simple and well researched decision, but it was also expensive, time consuming, and challenging. Still, we are confident we made the right one – to install compost toilets. As a...

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