Maiko & Toby have bought property in Higashikawa-cho, Hokkaido (click on "English" for summaries in English) in a small community called, Green Village (under . Maiko & Toby plan to build on this piece of land in the Spring of 2009. Until then, they will work with local townsfolk and green building organizations to build the sustainable house of their dreams which is a post & beam straw bale in-fill house that has radiant heating, passive solar design and other eco-friendly building characteristcs.
Maiko got a head start and went back in March of this year. Toby & Bomber (the pixie bob cat - see picture) have just confirmed their flight for November 1st after tying up a bunch of loose ends on this side, the biggest being the sale of their condo.
This blog will be a means for us to keep you all posted, as well as allow you to make comments, share photo's of your own and etceteras. With that said, please feel free to post away at will. We look forward to hearing from you, as well as hopefully having you come visit us in Hokkaido someday!!