rent a creative retreat space, studio and workshop
and be inspired by the Canadian wilderness
bon eco in Tamworth is a series of historic locations in a small Ontario town. An easy walk between accommodation, studio and warehouse spaces make it easy to live and work. Be independent or collaborate with bon eco and other artists in residence.
bon eco means good ecology. Good ecology means respecting the relationship between all living things. We protect nature by restoring value to our waste.
bon eco suites on Tamworth's "main street" are around the corner from bon eco design. 3 furnished apartments are available for independent living and creative work. Writing, painting, drawing or whatever your medium, the suites are set up for you.
Tamworth is located in the famous "Land O' Lakes" region of Ontario, an area known for its 5,000 freshwater lakes. These lakes are basins of water remaining from the last ice age. Thick glaciers scraped the granite rock clean exposing what we now call the Canadian Shield, the oldest rock in the universe.
We make material matter by upcycling. Upholstery is one of our most popular workshops. Every spring and fall a small group transforms their own furniture pieces. Other workshops include Food Art and Culinary Ecology, Knowing your Camera and Photographing the Night Sky.
Design, write, fabricate, film, paint, build, photograph. Contact us about artist/designer in residency.
Innovation combines science, engineering, creativity and imagination.
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