The Bird House

The BirdHouse

Four years ago, I built a little cedar cabin in a forest.  I have a solar panel on the roof, its near a river & is a short drive from the city. I was inspired to return to my rural roots but knew I needed to also be living and working in the city.  The building of this cabin, which I call the BirdHouse, is a dogged pursuit of how to connect a lighter ecological footprint as well as a lighter economic footprint.   Often, there is quiet voice which says, ‘look to nature’.  When visitors perch for a weekend at the BirdHouse, they appreciate the lack of stuff.  The smaller simpler living.  The collection of sounds which form a soundscape.  Coyotes at night in the distance, geese on the river, the fireplace crackling.  I am fascinated by the stories of people who are living happy and wealthy lives in homes which are light.  Living in homes that are sustainable, resilient & dynamic.  Homes that are built to follow the rhythms of nature, obtain a yield from the sun’s energy, rainwater & wastewater.  If there’s a question mark or lightbulb for you at this moment, come for a quick visit to the website: 


For a recent radio interview, we played soundscapes from the container.  Here is that interview:

Interview on local radio, CFRU (part 1)
Interview on local radio, CFRU (part 2)



Thanks for dropping by.   Thanks to our friends who are Sponsors as well.  My name is Christoph Kesting. & (519) 831-1012  & 

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