Who would have thought we would have the opportunity to acquire the adjacent property but we did. With three ram shackled “possibilities” awaiting us we started again. A mountain of garbage, broken windows and old timber provided a challenge to see how much we could recycle and reuse.
A great collection of decorative old roofing tin (now the ceiling in Ada’s kitchen), some unique old cabinets, many feet of beautiful old cedar and virtually anything of value was salvaged. Paired with great old mirrors, lots of furnishings from friends, family and other delightful sources the cottages came to life.
Over the next few years the three motel cottages, West Wing, Ruth’s Garden and Hop Sing’s were completed. One at a time, with great helpers, we were able to reuse an amazing amount of material.
In 2009 we had 20 solar panels installed on our house and office area and hope to be able to put them on all of the motel cottages as well.
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