Living in Sasquatch Country with Marie-France Roy

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 11.17.11 PMMarie-France Roy is a pro snowboarder, that is living the dream… as if being paid to travel the world and snowboard isn’t enough. Marie-France Roy has sculpted her own house out of mud on Vancouver Island’s remote West Coast.

When I crack my eggs they are still warm!

off grid mud house She has a little cob cabin just outside the fishing village of Ucluelet on the western edge of Vancouver Island. It’s a fantasy forest. Sasquatch country. A wild place. She’s got chickens, a greenhouse and enough firewood for the winter.

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The locals call Ucluelet “You-Ki”. If you thought Tofino was small… that’s the big city compared to Uki!

Launch Small Cabin Gear Site

There are two houses on the land, the one she’s living in now, and the cob house she’s almost finished building. For the uninitiated, a cob house is like a normal house only it’s built with mud. Well, more specifically sand, clay and straw.
off grid mud house

I believe she learned to build her cob house from the MugGirls also on Vancouver island, but don’t quote me on that.


MTN Life Design featuring Marie-France Roy

Director / Editor
Liam Gallagher

Co-Director / Producer
Susie Floros

Kyle Kennedy

“Smokqueed” by Dr. Dankenstein

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1 Response

  1. Margy Lutz says:

    They must seal the mud on the outside with something to repel all the rain. I see they also take advantage of all the big waves on the West Coast for surfing. – Margy