Here are some examples of peoples' creativity...
1. Gil Rolling's old house, near Hutts, Northwestern Coast.
In the 1840s, an American ship's carpenter, Gil Rolling, was stranded here after an unfortunate incident with a Russian whaling ship. He was released, managed to find carpentry work in the Putney area, and eventually met Jane Fremont, a local Irish woman with two kids. They settled here, and had two more children of their own. Somewhere around 1860, Gil and Jane built this Nantucket-inspired shingle house on the dunes just above the beach. Their childrens' children still live here.
Location: 1/2 mile NW of Hutts, Section 7* *See below for Section Map
2. The Poloustrov Museum on Putney Bay.
|We marked it here on the Travel Map.
Location: SE corner of Joplin and Rigby Streets, Peagarden Park, Putney, Section 12
|Vacant lot with old walkway to a house that was never built.
|A preliminary design sketch of Travelin' Gal's house.
|Travelin' Gal's house (from the rear) under construction, showing part of Putney Bay.
|The finished house at 1919 Joplin Street, being observed by a nosy neighbor.
|Travelin' Gal's 1-acre lot is marked with the number 10 on this plat map.
6. Thistledown Studio and Gallery, Wicklow Mountains.
Soltaire the Assembler built this earth home in the Wicklow Mountain foothills overlooking Otter Bay. He wanted his studio, sales gallery and home for him and his goats to be all in the same structure. He enjoys the expansive view of Otter Bay, New Island's eastern coast, and the Indian Ocean from his patio.
Location: Gresl Ridge, 3 mi. S of Blum's Inn, Section 25
|This large watercolor shows the floor plan and view.
The Wicklow Mtns. and the tiny village of Blum's Inn are in the background.
|Soltaire's view to the north, and into the sunlight, here in the Southern Hemisphere.
|A close-up of Soltaire's compound, with his goats on the roof.
|The plan view showing the stone walls and brick-floored patios.
Adjacent to the humble but all-year-flowing Wonder River, Judy and Lyle's house-and-inn has been completed. It is situated along the North Bight Path, so it is easily accessed by hikers and wanderers passing through. Judy and Lyle's site is guaranteed by the deed below issued by the Commonwealth (me!).
|The Yellow Hills Wandering Preserve is adjacent to Judy and Lyle's new round house.
Their deeded site enjoys both ocean and river frontage.
|Concept sketch of their house - included in the package.
A map of Section 2: Judy and Lyle picked their site on Plat 11,
which is marked in red on the plat map below.
|They are the first to claim a site on plat 11.
Others claims on this plat will be marked Site no.2, Site No. 3, etc.
Sections and Plats: To accurately describe a claim, each unique site is drawn on a plat map, similar to Plat 11, which is in Section 2. (see above). All the Section maps are included in the Guidebook to help one locate a building site.