Thank-you! to all my helpers, supporters, teachers, contractors and suppliers:
My mentors: Kelly ‘solarkelly’ Larson (SEI) and Lars Jensen (Integrated Power Systems).
My instructors: Kelly Larson, Mick Sagrillo, Chuck Marken, Lena Wilensky, Jason Pozner, Carol Weiss, Rachel Connor and everyone at SEI; Sukita Crimmel, Tracy Theriot, Craig Hillman, Bill Steen, Athena Swentzell-Steen.
All the forerunners and current practitioners of natural, sustainable and straw bale building.
Volunteers & Supporters:
Alan McLean; Erin & Don; Jennifer & Harry; Sandra; Mariann & Tim Northeast; Joyce & Mike DeVooght; John and Judy Suttie; Jim and Sandie Keetch; Alan Stradesky; Jennifer Eastwood; Beverly Berg.
Chuck and Sharon Melanson Organic Farm, Armstrong, BC – straw supplier
Allan Stradesky, Kamloops, BC – construction & carpentry
Crew: Jeremi, Trevor, Jason, Russel, Jean-Michel, Kevin, Sarah
Earth-Movers: Carey Jules, Floyd Bohnet, Lorne Forde
Tim Krahn, P. Eng. and Building Alternatives Natural Building Design – structural engineer
Zirnheldt Timbrames – supplier, installer
Christina Goodvin, Mechanical Design – Solar Hot Water consultant
Roy Howard, Solar Hot Water – designer, supplier, installer
Rob Stout, Solar Hot Water Heat – consultant
Eco-Sense, LBC and sustainable living – consultant
Kamloops Area Suppliers & Contractors: Emco, Rona, Home Hardware, National Concrete Accessories, Windsor Plywood, Hermitage Wood Products, Coast Range Concrete, Sureview Concrete, Kenuc’entwec Development Corporation, New Era Construction, RM Mechanical, McCaskill Mechanical, Chris Bartsch. Peter Cullen (installer, supplier steel soffit).
Cascadia Windows. Fibreglass windows, doors.
Metal Sales, supplier – Roofing
Michel Couvreaux NHL Lime
Rob McLean, Architect – brother, volunteer consultant and financial supporter
Llama Sanctuary – support & re-homing for llamas and alpacas in need (see Llama blog entry)
Lana Hunnie & Capri Business Insurance, Kelowna
Vancity – forward-minded financial institution