negar reihani


Among all the uncertainties and dilemmas that COVID-19 brought, the excess of free time led many people to do other things. Some picked up new skills, a new language or a music instrument. Some started baking or gardening. Some adopted a new pet or signed up for online classes, organized the attic … you name it!  Like many others, the onset of COVID-19 in March of 2020 resulted in an indefinite lay-off for my husband and a greatly reduced workload for myself. So, my husband and I decided to take advantage of the free time and transform a run-down workshop we own in Sooke into a little livable cottage using ONLY recycled or salvaged and discounted items. The actual labor was done mostly by my husband and I and few local trades. So, let’s take a tour of our salvaged cottage hideaway. Salvaged Cottage Hideaway The workshop is 400 sq…