The Coady Collective
The Cabana, The Studio and The Glamp have been created by Matthew and Jane over the past 24 years. Matthew is a retired Architect which shows throughout the property. Over that time there have been constant changes. The gardens were started and enhanced, art was acquired, as were cats, dogs, chickens and horses... even people! Despite trying to simplify their life - no dog, no cats, no horses - their home and property is a busy place they love to share.
Natalie vacated "Idle Cottage", her ground floor apartment in the house after 9 years. A big change, she was so much a part of summer life.
Now a fully fledged counsellor, she has moved to Kelowna, but there's a good chance you'll still find her at the pool on occasion!
The chickens are now our only "pets", and live in the back garden close to the house. Please ask if you would like to visit them in their "chicken condo". There are three now - all raised from day old chicks! Madeline is a Speckled Sussex, Feisty a Gold Laced Wyandotte and Emily is an "Easter Egger" and lays blue eggs!
8 new chicks are still living in the house, until they are old enough to live outside!
For the past 9+ years, we have invited young (or older!) people who want to learn Canada, immerse themselves in a community, how to cook, what it takes to maintain a property and home and to live well to join us. They come through the Workaway program. We love the energy, and help, they bring into our lives. They have added interest to the years, often with firsts for the nationalities of people staying with us, and as always, new ideas and enthusiasm adds to life here.
So many workers over the years from all over the world - - from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Czech, USA, Mexico, Columbia, Australia, New Zealand Poland, and Sweden so far!
We look forward to continuing to welcome work-awayers into our home in 2021 to help with gardening, renovations, maintenance, B&B chores and cooking. We can guarantee they will all leave having not only learned a few things but having had a very enjoyable time, as do we with them!
Louis and Jasmine are our workaways for 2021. They have been a brilliant addition since they arrived to join us in November 2020! They plan to stay until March 2022.
Not sure how we would manage without them!!