Dear John Daley, thank you for your kind words. The fire has had a subsequent long process, involving trauma and transformation.
Fires are destructive and also make room for new life to thrive.
The event felt like 'the universe / god ' had spoken. It was such a freak event.
We have had many blessings from this fire.
Immediately afterwards, people raised £30k to support us, which we used for rent and bills during the following 2 years whilst re grouping from the shock and major impact on our teenage children.
Their whole lives has been spent building one house or another, always nearly having a home.
The hobbit house pictured did not burn, we left there many years ago. We lived there as volunteers ( see http://www.beingsomewhere.net/hobbit.htm
Earthlea the house that did burn was another kettle of fish and 9 year journey on our own land.
It doesnt matter it's physically gone; the love, learning, sweat and tears shared with 400 volunteers and 1000 visitors 2009-18 is REAL and LIVES in our hearts and minds.