In 2006, Danielle French and her ex-husband bought the dream of country life complete with a crumbling barn, missing floorboards, and too many pigeons to count. The marriage didn’t survive, but along came a cowboy. Together they restored the farm and the dream.
A hotbed of green initiatives, Perth, Ontario, attracts eco-conscious homeowners with PerthWorks, a sustainable urbanism pilot project. The catch? The houses are built in collaboration with Algonquin College students.