Our lives changed for the better when we bought a used Boston Whaler that allowed us to explore the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands.
Category Archive: Simple Living
Why Orcas Island? Why now? 🌲🛥🦀
When we decided to leave Seattle and move to Orcas Island, it made sense to us, but people always asked why. This is my explanation.
Finding the Guest House 🏡
One of the challenges of building a new home was finding a place to rent for 18 months or more. This is how we did it.
Phase Change ➡️
Change has a way of forcing you to reevaluate your life. Leaving Seattle and moving to an island offered me a chance to think about how I could change.
The View from the Yurt on Orcas Island 🏝🌊🐋⛵️
One of biggest reasons we chose the property we did was the view and the ability to feel like we’re a part of the Salish Sea and its wildlife.
The Deer Trap 🦌
The fence around our house was not really a fence, but a trap we unknowingly set for deer.
Common Craft and Camping on Tuesdays
In 2008, we made quality of life a priority in how we ran our company, Common Craft. Eventually we started to see that we had created a lifestyle that meant we could go camping on a Tuesday and that idea become a philosophy for us.