The Cottage used to be the larder for the Main house, in the early days after Camphill bought Drumour lodge. In the early Corbenic years it was used as a workshop space for the weaver. In the 1990’s the building was made into a home and received the name "the Cottage". An extension to the house was completed in 2005.
Now it is the home of six residents, six volunteer co workers, two house co-ordinators, Karin Tietjens, Victoria Deshamps and Lucy the cat. At present, we are of six different nationalities and mother tongues, and three different continents.
We share a homely, colourful living room with a wood burning stove, plants and plenty of comfy cushions, a dining room, a garden next to Corbenic's garden workshop, and of course a cosy kitchen.
The small kitchen table is the heart of the house. It seems to be everybody's favourite place! Here we like to share tea, coffee, our stories and sometimes a late night meal, and many of us like to help with getting meals and tea breaks ready.
Some pictures from the Cottage holiday. Andrew (left) Craig (right), Finbar (middle left) Thelma (middle right), The Cottage gang (bottom left) and Andrew, Sara and Craig (bottom right)
Cottage & Turach Holiday
Some pictures from our holiday to the Calvert Trust in Kielder, Northumberland in September.
13 June 2017
Kenneth's 50th Birthday
Kenneth celebrated his 50th birthday today, having been a resident here at Corbenic for 32 years! Everyone from Cottage was there to mark this pretty special occasion.
Thelma, Craig, Andrew, Paula, Marton and Victoria went on holiday to Newcastle in Northern Ireland in May. Blessed with sunny weather, they enjoyed walks in beautiful surroundings, near a wonderful spot situated on the coast by the Mourne Mountatins. They also visited the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. From the pictures, it looks like they had brilliant, sunny, happy experience in County Down.
28 February 2017
Craig enjoying a 'time-out' from all the partying at Carnival this year.
Paula one of Cottage's co-workers sharing a dance with Thelma.
9-16 April 2017
Thelma and Craig having some fun and frolics at Tentsmuir beach on Easter Monday.