The Saturna Ecological Education Centre (SEEC) is an experiential, place-based ecological learning centre on beautiful Saturna Island, British Columbia. SEEC is part of School District 64, Gulf Islands.
Above is the multi-purpose building, one of several fun SEEC structures in ‘Haggis Hollow’—and all of them built ‘off-kilter’. This week’s ‘Saturday Home’.
I was surprised to learn that the wood stove in this building heats, by way of underground pipes, the other SEEC buildings.
From the SEEC website:
Our high school students live and learn in funky little cabins within the alder forest of Haggis Farm. This unique, locally-designed facility is totally off-the-grid and powered by our own micro-hydro and solar power systems. It features two six-bunk cabins (one for each gender), washroom huts, a caretaker’s cabin and a main multi-purpose building that serves as a kitchen, dining hall, classroom and meeting area. Our students learn how to live and work together to look after the site and take responsibility for their own comforts and needs by chopping wood, making fires in the wood stove, cooking, cleaning, maintaining the facilities, and working on legacy projects that add new features to the Hollow like our challenge course, disc golf course, brick walkways, rock garden and landscaping.