Appearing in numerous books on natural building, our cottage is a welcoming and cozy retreat hand sculpted of local, sustainable natural materials located on a lovely acreage with sheep, gardens and orchards.
Guests have access to the entire cottage and surrounding property.
We live in the neighbouring house, and are happy to give advice or answer questions to help you make the most of your stay.
We are happy to offer pickup and drop off at the ferry dock as a courtesy to encourage car-free travellers, on days when the community bus is not running. Please let us know ahead of time that you'll be coming without your own transportation, and we will make sure that either we or the community bus (which will drop you off at our driveway) are there to meet you when your ferry arrives. The BC Ferries terminals near Victoria and Vancouver are easily reachable via public transit from their respective airports and downtowns.
Rather than hard and fast rules, we like to conduct our lives with respect, compassion and consciousness of how our behaviour affects the world around us. Please contact us to chat about coming to the cottage with pets or children or if you would like to plan an event here. We have some safety concerns that we like to make sure you're aware of to make an informed decision. We're always happy to chat about your needs and want you to fall in love with cob building and Mayne island as we have.
I am a rural mama of twin boys. I also have a serious knitting habit. (tktl on Ravelry). We have a heritage orchard, chickens and sheep. We manage to stay crazy busy on a quiet and relaxed island. My husband, Manny, is a software developer (borsboom on Github) and works from home. He is an avid cyclist and kayaker. He is also a Dutch citizen. We have a very low tech lifestyle outside of Manny's work.