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post #41 of 108

The O.U.R. Ecovillage is also an intentional community, but they host workshops and open houses, etc. There's also a firm around here called CobWorks you might want to look into if you haven't yet. I think I'll be talking with them when it comes closer to the time for us to think about building.

post #42 of 108

There is someone building an earth ship here in BC too, a homelearning family http://www.darfieldearthship.com/

post #43 of 108

Is anyone familiar with the buses in Victoria?  ds is turning three next week, and we want to go into victoria and ride a double decker bus. I'm not sure which routes usually have them, or where we should go.  Any ideas would be welcome!   

post #44 of 108

My blog is Organique Gal. :)

post #45 of 108

Hi Sheila,

I'm not sure which buses are double deckers, but from what I've seen, they're mostly concentrated in the downtown area. Of course, I wasn't hanging out and shopping in Gordon Head, so I suppose my observations are a little biased. Anyway, first link is Tourism Victoria. The second link is the BC Transit page for Victoria downtown. There are phone numbers on each. Hope that helps, and sorry I don't know which routes are always double deckers. 

 

http://www.tourismvictoria.com/

http://www.transitbc.com/regions/vic/schedules/map.cfm?region=15&

post #46 of 108

Thanks, I think I'll call and see if they can tell me.  I have seen them in Langford a couple of times, so if I don't figure it out we'll just head there and hop on a bus for a loop.

post #47 of 108

Loved the blog, Organique, and read your eco-friendly house article and loved the link to MudGirls.

 

So, how's everyone surviving the weather? After all our worry about losing heat should we lose power, the heater went and broke down today even though we still have power. It's a darn cold time to go without a heater, but then that's the benefit of living in a very small home: we've been heating it with the oven for a bit, but lots of wool blankets will have to do until the guy can come tomorrow to fix it. We also lost our water when the pump head apparently froze, but DH got it thawed and the pump house is being heated with a portable heater now, but we lost our water again. Sigh, very steep rural learning curve ahead! ;-)

 

At least I can make some hot tea... :-)

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Loved the blog, Organique, and read your eco-friendly house article and loved the link to MudGirls.

 

So, how's everyone surviving the weather? After all our worry about losing heat should we lose power, the heater went and broke down today even though we still have power. It's a darn cold time to go without a heater, but then that's the benefit of living in a very small home: we've been heating it with the oven for a bit, but lots of wool blankets will have to do until the guy can come tomorrow to fix it. We also lost our water when the pump head apparently froze, but DH got it thawed and the pump house is being heated with a portable heater now, but we lost our water again. Sigh, very steep rural learning curve ahead! ;-)

 

At least I can make some hot tea... :-)

 

Thanks! Those MudGirls are amazing! :)

 

Ugh... the weather is making me nuts... That bites that you're heat is out! I'm taking a class and tonight the heat wasn't working there. I had on my toque, alpaca gloves and scarf, a huge wool sweater, a hoodie, and I was STILL freezing! I got in the car and blasted the heat to warm up on the way to the ferry... brrrrrr
 

post #49 of 108

Well I"m glad it's "warmed up" to -6! But the snow? Ah, come on! I was going to  go out with baby today, but my options are 1) pushing the stroller over the ice and through the drifts and having to share road space with cars or 2) taking the pick up truck. Not 4 wheel drive. I think we're staying in today, doing some more baking. I've been heating the house with space heaters and by baking and cooking. Today, bran muffins, lentil soup, and maybe a turkey. That's a good 5 hours of oven time! I think it's thawed enough. We have a heat pump, but it doesn't work when it's this cold. It's supposed to warm up tomorrow. Yay!

post #50 of 108

How is everyone doing?

 

I wanted to mention that my family is looking for a home to rent in the cowichan valley, in the new year or spring.  We need 3 bedrooms because my brother will be living with us too, and I'd love something rural.  I'm watching craigslist and kijiji but if you hear of anything please keep me in mind :)  I know sometimes people just wait for the right people and I'd love to be the right person for a great place.

post #51 of 108

Hello everyone! Happy 2011! 

 

A question for you Cowichan Valleyers (ites?): what mommy/baby groups do you attend, assuming your child is young enough to attend? I've been going to the library group and the one run at the public health unit. I *would* attend LLL meetings once/month, but, gosh, they're early and way across town! Still, I may make it. I understand Mother Goose is full this time around. I've been thinking about taking LO swimming, but I don't have that much enthusiasm for that, as I'm not a water baby myself, and it would just be me and her, and I'm looking for something with a social aspect to it. 

 

Does anyone want to get together and create our own baby group?

post #52 of 108

I don't know of any, but maybe there is something at the rec center?  I don't have a baby or I would absolutely make a baby group with you :)  My sister has a 7 month old, and she lives in Duncan, if you want I could connect you.

post #53 of 108

If your sister's OK with that, sounds good! You could PM me with the details. Cool!

post #54 of 108

Hey! SO glad I found this thread (I guess I should have scrolled down a bit further before I posted a new thread, that's what happens when you don't post in awhile) DH and I are thinking of relocating to the Island and we've really fell in love with Ladysmith. It very much like Steveston which is where we live now. It so nice to see that if we do move there will be some Vancouver tribe mates there to visit with! I am even more excited now:)

post #55 of 108

I really like Ladysmith, it also reminds me of Summerland! 

post #56 of 108

jumpers.gif Hi Sheila! Nice to see you here:)

post #57 of 108

Ladysmith is super cute. I love all those little old character houses making their way up the hill from the water.

post #58 of 108

Hi Brandee! Oh yes, Ladysmith is lovely. We go there twice a week for DS's martial arts class. We've completely fallen in love with this area and would happily welcome another "refugee from the mainland", lol!

 

post #59 of 108

Can't wait to meet you there Piglet! Keep us in your prayers:)

 

We want to manifest this so badly...

post #60 of 108


Nevermind!


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