Saltspring Island terrace
Saltspring Island model of house on site

The best 2 years of my life.

A Pattern Language Pilot Test
Model #2

We lived outdoors for 2 years on an idyllic site in Vesuvius on Saltspring Island. 3/4 acre on a southwest facing slope. On a deer path, filled with Arbutus and Fir trees, Chantrelle and Morelle mushrooms. Garfield built scale model #2.

Saltspring Island scale model gallery
Concrete block machine Ital Mexicana

We bought a concrete block machine: The Ital Mexicana V3. Garfield designed 2 interlocking molds: one corner, one stretcher. It looks like Machu Picchu.

Concrete block prototypes Corner and Stretcher blocks