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Merville – 100 Years and Counting Part 10

Merville’s rural nature attracted “back-to-the-landers” in the 1970s. The free spirited ethos of the time allowed for unique styles in architecture; one example was the driftwood house built by Jim Egan and Jack Nesbit.

The Comox District Free Press of September 14, 1977 featured an article about the unusual construction.

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Jim Egan was a writer, politician and gay activist who was honoured with a Heritage Minute in 2018. The Heritage Minute can be viewed here.