Creating intentional community

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

Since 2017 our grown 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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the SACRED in saturday

the SACRED in saturday

“The cost of a thing is the amount of life which is required to be exchanged for it.” –Henry David Thoreau In 2020, the average life expectancy of a North American woman was 84 and for a man, 80.   For teens that must sound like an eternity, for those in...

what a difference a YEAR makes

what a difference a YEAR makes

"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed" - Mahatma Gandi In April, we celebrated one year in our new home. While they say time flies, I have felt more like I am living in slow motion than at warp speed.  This is partly due I’m sure to the slow and...

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...

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Creating an intentional community, being led back to the land and to each other, and living a shared life in Shirley, BC