We live off-grid in a house similar to our accommodations. It was built from locally milled timbers, much of it beach-combed. The cabins are equipped with a variety of solar lamps and lanterns. Each hot shower utilizes rainwater and is powered by a deep cycle battery. The outhouses are composting. The grounds are natural and undisturbed. Paths lead the way. It is low-footprint accommodation in a lush rainforest environment with fresh ocean air. It is:
50 shades of green
ABOUT THE BEACH
At low tide there are razor clams to dig by the bucketful all summer, and plenty of crabs to net. Every cabin has a dedicated crab pot, and a clam shovel, should you wish. The beach is sand, and perfectly safe for kids as there are no currents or riptides. Bring your wet suits and gear or check out the local surf shop www.northbeachsurfshop.com. Because we are in the Pacific flyway for migrating birds, there are many species of shore and sea birds. The Island bird count is around 175 types, including the Sea Eagle. There are deer everywhere. Bears inhabit the island but not the beaches. Beach fires can be made at the tide line from driftwood. Wonderful sunsets and long twilight are the rule as the sun drops into the ocean.