We offer residencies to people who are engaged in the work of being human, and creating a more human culture in their communities
This program is for people that...
are actively using and sharing NonViolent Communication;
have an interest in community / cultural work;
In addition, a love for nature, movement, gardening, solitude, and creativity is a good fit with us.
"This was a life changing laboratory of collaboration, and I am forever grateful."
What is this about?
We offer residencies people who are engaged in the work of being human, and creating a more human culture in their communities. There is no financial exchange. We lean into identifying and addressing needs to help each other make our dream comes true.
We believe that being human isn’t a given; that in the dehumanizing environments we all live in, our humanity is something we must search for, work hard to maintain, and actively create with others.
Our personal paths of of being human include integrating and sharing Nonviolent Communication, conscious embodiment and creative expression.
Who are we?
We’re a family of 4. A long-term monogamous couple in our late 40s with a passion for contributing to our community. We built a house six years ago on Gabriola Island and are working away at small farming projects. We have two sons (12 and 14), a hypoallergenic dog, a rabbit, a flock of chickens and the start of several gardens.
Some of the ways we work towards more human communities is through self-responsible relationships, through arts event organizing, through creative and movement practices, and through the land and solitude.
Welcoming ‘young’ people to learn, live, and work with us brings us joy and new energy. It helps us to continue to open to others and practice our humanness.
Where are we?
We are in Gabiola Island, BC, Canada. It is a 25-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, which is 2 hours drive from Victoria, or a 2-hour ferry ride from Vancouver.
Gabriola Island is known as the Isle of the Arts and is bursting at the seams with musicians, artists and theatre! It is Gabriola Island’s beaches, forests, trails and friendly community that draws these creative people here.