Green Home Resources

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; Jennifer Eastwood; Beverly Berg; Tom; Gerry.


Chuck and Sharon Melanson Organic Farm, Armstrong, BC – straw supplier

Allan Stradeski, 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.

Greenworks Building Supply.

Metal Sales, supplier – Roofing

Michel Couvreaux NHL Lime

Other Assistance:

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