"I went through the 4-year carpentry apprenticeship here in Canada (the only female in a class of 80 guys), then worked in the trade for some years but got disgusted with the industry (and clients) and what I was asked to put on the planet so I got out of it. Now the money's tight but my heart's clear…
I know I'll never have the money to buy a piece of land so a friend of mine suggested I build myself a house on wheels, seeing as plenty of folks own large tracts and feel a lot more inclined to share if no foundations get put down. As soon as I started working on the caravan, offers began to come forth for places to park it. I'm glad I did it, it's really a special feeling to have a roof of one's own. I stripped a five-ton truck to the chassis and basically built a small 8'x20' cabin on it. I had a hitch welded on to it at the front. A tractor, pick-up truck or small cat can move it, depending on terrain. We did it twice and none of the windows broke. She's my baby!
Solange Desormeaux, Salt Spring Island B.C., Canada
....and don't worry about me spreading the word: You guys have been my heroes for 20 years, and 'still the same after all these years....'
Thank you for all you do, we need it!!!!"