Many Canadians spent the first months of the pandemic baking sourdough bread and planting vegetables, but not everyone stopped there — some people used their time to transform their home and hobbies. Here are some ideas from creative people in the Kamloops area of B.C.’s southern Interior featured in the CBC BC radio series, Pandemic Project.
1. Finishing up a turret on your own castle
Rick Zinger has been finishing the outside of his rural home for the last eight years.
The reason it’s been taking him so long is he’s building a castle.
The idea came after he was evacuated twice because of wildfires and wanted a home that would be basically fireproof.
Being stuck at home for the last year and a bit finally gave him the time to finish up the turret.
“I don’t think at the time I thought, ‘Oh this pandemic is great, I’m getting a lot more rock done.’ I don’t think I’d wish this pandemic on anything.”
Zinger still has two more walls to finish before he’ll complete his castle.
2. Creating your own instrument and calling it the bass banjo
Cooper Wendland, 18, is spending his pandemic creating a new instrument.
After getting a free drum set from a local church, he set about…