What's in a name?
The name bon eco (eeco) translates to "good ecology" and for us this means taking creative action to support the natural system on which all life depends. bon eco also pays homage to the famous Bon Echo Provincial Park close by. Towering granite cliffs are the canvas for ancient indigenous pictographs inspiring canoeists, hikers and plein air painters. Experience the realness of the small village of Tamworth and find inspiration in the wilderness of the Canadian Shield.
Making Material Matter
bon eco design principles are guided by a respect for natural and human resources. Sustainable practices include renovating, restoring and reusing discarded items with an intent to expose the value and alternative uses for them. bon eco hosts regular workshops with creative professionals that focus on hand skills such as upholstery, preparing local foods, painting, photography and sewing. Come for a course and stay in one of our suites. Be on the mailing list for announcements.
bon eco design renovations
In 2005, restoration architect Hans Honegger and designer Carolyn Butts began renovations on the old Tamworth Home Supplies building for their sustainable design business. This location would become their workshops, gallery and home where they bring awareness and find creative solutions to consumer waste issues. bon eco design continues to expand into other historic properties in the village for creative work and living spaces for visitors.