The property we secured in Northern Ontario has an existing dwelling on it, which we lovingly call “The Shoe“.
In July of 2021, Alain and Bernice from Project: Red Carr moved into The Shoe, as the first part of the plan to eventually create new dwellings on the property — a process that we expect will take a few years. Project: Red Carr hopes to have approved plans and to start building their new dwelling in Spring 2022.
We appreciate the help we received during the move, and we hope you all enjoy following our progress.
Planning has started for each of the teams future dwellings at Papineau Homes.
Bernice and Alain from Project: Red Carr have a rough design that they’re ready to take to a draftsperson for detailed drawings to get approved by the local municipality.
Kevin and Emily from Project: Yellow Submarine, having the benefit of more time, are taking a slightly different approach. They want their home to be entirely off-grid, and possibly incorporate rainwater harvesting. They have been carefully documenting their electricity and water usage to assess the system sizes they’ll need.
Each team will share more details over time, and we’ll continue to produce videos at each significant milestone.
What questions do you have about building a rural home? What about off-grid and rainwater harvesting? Let us know!
A lot of thought went into the Introduction video that we recently published.
It was an opportunity to not only share background information: Who we are, our reasons for persuing this project, etc, but it was also an opportunity to define segments in our story. Breaking up the work ahead into distinct projects will allow for a sort of “choose your own adventure” of whose project you want to follow, each one clearly identified by colour scheme and music theme.
The music themes were an opportunity for all of us to further share things about ourselves. In this case, the kind of music we enjoy. The Papineau Homes music themes were created by Kevin Montgomery using BandLab. All project themes are based on the main Papineau Homes opening theme and follow a similar note pattern:
Bernice and Alain of Project Red Carr wanted to explore a sound with “more bass”. Alain in particular is partial to the sound of early Beastie Boys. The Red Carr theme song is heavily influenced by the distinctly bass and rhythm parts of their sounds from that era.
Wendy and John from Project Blue Kingship wanted a more 80’s feel, with the sounds of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Bronski Beat. The final result is a mix of those two influences.
Finally, for Project Yellow Submarine — well, Kevin and Emily hope that the influence behind this theme song is self-explanatory. 🙂