Blue Kingship and Yellow Submarine join Red Carr

Projects Blue Kingship and Yellow Submarine took a small detour through 2022 into 2023.

As the real estate bubble was starting to contract, John and Wendy took advantage of the sellers market to sell their property in the city ahead of schedule, and move to a property in May 2022 that is close to our build site.

This has opened up many more opportunities, one of them is for Emily and Kevin to also move up ahead of schedule! With the gap closed between the Papineau Homes projects and the Toronto, it will be easier to make time to build, and be together.

The move for Kevin and Emily to join John and Wendy took months to plan. But of course, the weather didn’t care. On the evening Kevin moved north, a snow squall and cold temperature warning had been issued. On the day Kevin arrived with the truck, it was a crisp -28 C outside, without the windchill! By the next day, the cold had taken its toll on the truck battery, and it would no longer start until later receiving a boost. The truck did have some cool dinosaur info though that I think Toby would have liked, and that was an appreciated synchronicity.

Now that we’re all near the property we’re building on, we’re hopeful that it will be easier to create content for you, including live-streams!

Introduction Video Theme Music

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:

Papineau Homes Theme

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.

Project Red Carr Theme

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.

Project Blue Kingship Theme

Finally, for Project Yellow Submarine — well, Kevin and Emily hope that the influence behind this theme song is self-explanatory. 🙂

Project Yellow Submarine Theme

We hope you enjoy them!


3 families, starting a new chapter — together. These are our Papineau Homes.

This video introduces the 3 main projects/dwellings of Papineau Homes, the people behind them, and their reasons for pursuing this project.

  • Project: Red Carr: Alain and Bernice
  • Project Blue Kingship: John and Wendy
  • Project Yellow Submarine: Kevin and Emily

While it’s still very early in our journey, we welcome any questions you might have about the kinds of things we’re considering in our dwellings.


3 families, starting a new chapter — together. These are our Papineau Homes.