Category: Land Search

  • HFC Topo

    With the snow melted, Gordon took the opportunity to walk our new property and we’re so glad he did.  Look at the gorgeous view he stumbled upon!  The topo map from the USGS was sadly inaccurate.  So, Gordon plotted out HFC with a surveyor earlier this month.  Originally it looked as though we’d be building…

  • Land Closing and Campaign Kick Off

    The contract is signed, and the deed transferred!  Here is a short video of our land: We now begin the process of officially submitting for planning approval.  In anticipation, we’re launching our first build campaign, “Build Our First Nest 2020”.  We invite you to join our campaign with your tax-deductible donation and make a difference…

  • Under Contract!

    We have the most exciting news! We’re under contract for a property that meets the majority of our canary goals in Maine!!!

  • Land Search Update

    The search continues for our property in Maine after our second unsuccessful bid earlier this year.  While checking out new listings, we frequently use the website linked in our “Tools for Discovering Air Quality” blog ~ http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/cell-towers ~ for an initial evaluation.  By happen chance we noticed a new cell tower listing and was overwhelmingly…

  • Land Update

    While it’s been a while since we blogged last, we’ve been actively investigating Maine and potential properties. Thus far, we’ve put in 2 offers, but are now back to searching for the home for HFC. On our list – environmental suitability, with some water course for recreation, within a reasonable driving distance to organic groceries.…

  • Touring Maine

    A lovely week was spent touring Maine from the home base of Kennebunkport for potential sites for Habitat for Canaries.  We began the week in Bangor, some 3 hours north of Kennebunkport.  Land North and Northwest of Bangor offered more suitable terrain than East of Bangor in terms of lakes, elevation, and hardwood tree growth. …

  • The Inn at English Meadows

    When your mom hasn’t had a vacation in over a decade and agrees to traipse all over Maine for you, there is nothing so wonderful as to hear the words, “the Inn made it feel like I was on a real vacation!” If one word described life at the Inn at English Meadows it would…

  • Habitat for Canaries Welcomes Briburn to Our Team

    Chris and Harry are energetic design architects with a passion for environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings. Just what the doctor prescribed for Habitat for Canaries! We chose Briburn for their understanding and sensitivity to the special needs our buildings must meet for our guests and occupants. Check them out on their website, www.briburn.com. And we are…

  • Exploring Maine 2016

    Beginning in the spring of 2016, visits were made to the Great State of Maine generally to get a lay of the land and determine what parts of the State would be suitable for Habitat for Canaries. The initial criteria included large acreage so as to insulate the intended land use from neighboring uses, navigable stream…