The Resource A way home : building a new life and a strawbale house in Central Otago - one woman's inspirational story, Jillian Sullivan

A way home : building a new life and a strawbale house in Central Otago - one woman's inspirational story, Jillian Sullivan

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A way home : building a new life and a strawbale house in Central Otago - one woman's inspirational story
Title
A way home
Title remainder
building a new life and a strawbale house in Central Otago - one woman's inspirational story
Statement of responsibility
Jillian Sullivan
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Language
eng
Summary
When life as she knew it ended, with her marriage over and her last child off into the world, writer Jillian Sullivan set out to fulfil a long-held dream of building a strawbale house. She settled in a small community in Central Otago, and A Way Home tells the story of how she eventually managed to build her new home. With her son-in-law Sam as her builder and mentor, and she as the apprentice, Jillian describes the process of having to learn how to use tools, how to be strong and to be safe and, more importantly that there is no such thing as can't. The house that arises through this memoir is a physical testament to the rebuilding of a life, of finding your place in a community, and of the unexpected joyousness in joining with others on a building project. People come from all over New Zealand to help from Nelson, Auckland, Queenstown, from next door and from the next valleys. There are poets and artists, a magician and finance analyst, grandmothers and grandchildren, old friends, new friends and strangers. Each person brings their unique skills and gifts and leaves with new ones. The house absorbs their creativity and kindnesses. A Way Home reflects on our need for home, for community, and for finding a way to live sustainably in this rapidly changing world. The story evokes life in a harsh climate in a small village, the struggle to overcome lack of skills and strength, and to move past loneliness and loss to find a place to call home. This is an affecting story, quietly inspirational and beautifully told by a deft and skilled writer
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
693.220993
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TH4818.S77
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A way home : building a new life and a strawbale house in Central Otago - one woman's inspirational story, Jillian Sullivan
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A way home : building a new life and a strawbale house in Central Otago - one woman's inspirational story, Jillian Sullivan
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www.jilliansullivan.co.nz
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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23 cm
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199 pages
Isbn
9780947503260
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