For those of us lucky enough to always have a roof over our heads, home has become almost invisible. But some have spent a great deal of time and energy to reimagine what it means to build a home within our environment and society.
Episode One: Northern British Columbia
Growing Off the Grid
“We’re trying to grow really loving, kind people.”
Episode One: Northern British Columbia / Growing Off the Grid
Prioritizing time spent together helped the Burkinshaws find their balance. Long commutes may be a thing of the past, but so are the the conveniences of city life. Living off-grid in Northern British Columbia, this family of seven has gone back to the land in a uniquely modern way. Through their YouTube Channel, parents Jeff and Rose share their unique approach to introducing their five daughters to lives of learning and adventure.
Episode Two: Kelowna
“Anything, if you really put your mind to it, is achievable.”
Episode Two: Kelowna / School's Out
With no formal construction experience, Brittany Gustafson is challenging herself to reframe the traditional understanding of what a home should be. Working on a farm outside Kelowna, BC, Brittany enlists a little help from her friends as she converts a 32-foot school bus into a travelling home – creating a life free from debt and routine.
Episode Three: Fort McMurray
The Art of Home
“Home is something that comes from inside of you.”
Episode Three: Fort McMurray / The Art of Home
Renee Manners’ housing situation growing up gave her the drive to create a loving, stable home for her son Mason. A working artist, Renee finds solace in channeling her art onto the walls of their house. The connection between art and therapy is alive in this Fort McMurray household.
Episode Four: Grand Prairie
“There’s a whole bunch of stuff out there – let’s just let mother nature take care of it, and we’ll find it.”
Episode Four: Grand Prairie / Modern Homesteading
The quest for food sovereignty is a driving force in the lives of Kristeva and Eric. Nestled within a grove of poplar trees outside Grand Prairie, AB, the couple’s ranch embodies their desire for independence and self-sufficiency. Since turning to wild harvesting to supplement their garden, Kristeva and Eric have enriched their lives with a deeper connection to the land, and their community.