Thursday, April 17, 2014

New blog post about our "old" building project (and B&B!) - at the great new resource, Eco Atlas !

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What we've been up to...!

We've been living for over 4 years now in our beautiful cob house. As with many building projects, having moved in, we've put certain things on hold for the future while we have got on with life. Besides running our organic B&B in the cob house, we also have a sustainable and conscious day tour company operating in the Cape area, OffBeat Tours (also visible in French), and our latest joint project is - Simric's new CD of performance poetry, with artwork by Carey (on eco-friendly packaging, of course), which you can find out more about here, listen to tracks from here and read the lyrics to here!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Organic Building Consulting

Well, we've lived in our organic house for nearly two years - and we learnt an awful lot about what to do and what not to do during the process of building! And an increasing number of people have been asking us to pass on this knowledge. You'll find plenty on this site, but if you're wanting more specific help, give us a call and enquire about consultancy work for particular projects, consulting advice with setting up work teams etc. We also provide workshops on green building and related creative activities for organisations. Besides this we are happy to set up tours of our house, though we are not actively building on site at present. For more details contact us - Simric and Carey Yarrow - on 021 788 6613,

Friday, July 10, 2009

Samhitakasha (A Place of Unity)

Welcome to our new logo - for our house's official name and for the Organic B&B!Contact us for more details, 021 788 6613.
Here's what it looks like outside, still some new things with the garden etc. to come.
And here's the north face of the house

Welcome to the Organic B&B...

Separate entrance...
The beautifully mosaiced mirror donated (and made) by our friends Nan and Daniel, thanks again guys!
And here are some inside views, though they've come out a little dull - there will be others soon on our new site for the B&B, , coming soon...


OK, a few views of what the house looks like these days. First, the wonderful hand-embroidered wall-hanging we won at the school raffle!
Then some more playing - this time Carey playing with oxides on the wall, above what we've left as a cob brick "throne"...and lastly the new bookshelf, decorated with wrapping paper on our daughter's birthday!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Short update

Sorry for being so quiet, we've had somewhat other priorities recently and are living comfortably in our house (despite the intensity of this summer). Cob workshops are temporarily on hold as we're waiting for some other bits and pieces of non-cob work before we can go further, hopefully will get going again after Easter. Our organic food B&B is fully (naturally) furnished and up and running with happy clients, but on a very low-key level at the moment hence no advertising yet (proper website to follow also after Easter....!)