Monday, January 30, 2012

Eco B&B's

Here at Little City Farm we do various things to make our living - urban homesteading projects galore (gardening, preserving, sewing, baking, sprouting, yogurt making); making, selling and teaching about natural soaps & herbals; wood-fired baking; natural building; re-skilling workshops for the community; and we also operate a small eco bed & breakfast using the top floor of our home.  We like to see the B&B as a way of sharing our home and our way of life with the guests who choose to stay here, hoping to inspire and be inspired by others along the path toward sustainability and eco-conscious living.

By offering a unique B&B that is very openly about promoting sustainability, we have the great fortune of meeting many wonderful people.  This past weekend we were honoured to host a couple, Chai & Andy, who also run their own eco-B&B here in Ontario.  The Giving Tree B&B is located near Collingwood, actually situated right along an old railway line that is now a bike path that leads into town!  They are on the Bruce Trail, near Georgian Bay, and have a wonderful rustic barn that has been converted into a yoga studio, guest space and sprouting operation.  The couple is also involved with the local Transition Town movement, and promote many interesting re-skilling workshops in the community.  We were inspired by their story and hope to have the chance to visit them soon.


  1. It is so wonderful to meet kindred spirits! I truly treasured our conversations and could just feel the love in your home. Heartfelt thanks for sharing your Sunday morning with us. Andy and I both learned so much and look forward to the next visit!

  2. Hi - We too run an eco B&B in rural West Waterford, Ireland - Glenribbeen Eco Lodge - I wonder if we could link up somehow and exchange ideas - discussions even?
    I'm always interested to learn new ways and contact with kindred spirits.

    Peter O'Connor, Glenribbeen