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Built in 2018, our off-grid cedar cabin is tucked away in a mixed woodland on beautiful Manitoulin Island.
It is uniquely decorated with antiques, thrift store finds and handicrafts collected from our travels around the world as far as Africa, Japan, Costa Rica and Canada’s Arctic. Our space is an inviting space to unwind, unplug and wake up to the sounds of the birds after enjoying the stars on a clear night.
In 2017, we moved to beautiful Manitoulin Island (Mnidoo Mnising). Leaving behind our busy lifestyles,we found some land that offered us the opportunity to simplify our lives, establish roots and create community. Living among the cedars in our off-grid cabin, we are both aware of how much more connected we feel to the land, ourselves and each other and we want to share that deep sense of connection with others.
Our vision is simple - to provide experiences in nature that help us to rediscover ourselves, empower one another and restore our connections to the earth.
One of my earliest memories is sitting under the giant willow tree collecting ladybugs at my grandmother’s farm, the place where my mom grew up. The family farm was called ‘Anoka Farms, named after a small town in Minnesota, a place that meant something to my grandfather as he traveled across Canada and the US showing cattle.
The connection to my dad’s side of the family isn’t so obvious. Of Irish descent, the Earley family arrived on Turtle Island six generations ago. As I began to explore my Irish roots and Celtic ways of being, I discovered that there was a time when my ancestors also would have lived in close connection to the land. The Celtic culture had an ‘alphabet’ that is connected to the trees that also mark the 13 moons of their calendar year. And I wonder why I have such an affinity to trees and the moon.
When I came across the term ‘Awen’ a Celtic word meaning “flowing spirit” I felt that this would capture the essence of my Celtic roots, weaving together my lineages, as Anokawen, a name for the work that I do that reconnects me to my ancestral roots and to the spirit of the land that brings us together as one.
Interested in one of our unique experiences on Manitoulin Island?
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+1 705 210 0422
13178 HWY 542
Gore Bay, ON
We are located about 10 minutes south of Gore Bay on Hwy 542.
We are south of Checkerboard Lane on the east side of the highway
and before Laura Lane (Timbertone Shores).