MJ and Howard Stewart
5346 Chrisman Rd: MJ and Howard built this home with help from a friend, a lot of local expertise, and lots of scavenging. From windows found in a Vancouver alley to kitchen cabinets sourced on Craigslist, this eclectic home is a lesson in up-cycling - and the owners' ecological values are reflected its small footprint. The orchard and laissez-faire pollinator garden produce an abundance of flowers, fruit and veggies and provide habitat for all manner of insects, birds and reptiles who keep everyone happy. Pale blue star-shaped borage peeks out of every corner - a favourite cover crop of MJ and the bees.
Accessibility: home has stairs, garden is accessible, flat and close to road