I’m Camille. I’m 31, I have a pretty useless BA in geoscience, and I love any kind of coleslaw.

I live with my husband and two kids in an off-the-grid, tiny cabin at the dead end of a gravel road in rural western Oregon. We share a piece of property with a blue-heeler dog, two lazy cats, a flock of chickens, thousands of bees, and a whole lot of wildlife that moves in and out of the area. It’s pretty quiet out here, but it’s a great place to raise kids.

If you’d like to learn more about why and how my husband and I got into living the way we do, read this (long) post. If you’d like to explore the inside and outside of my home, check out these three posts about the living quarters, kitchen, and façade.

I’m the owner, designer, and maker behind the niche woodworking company Red Onion Woodworks. Read more about my business in this Etsy featured seller interview or in this interview on Jenny N. Design’s blog

To read more about why I started a blog, check out this post about the origins Wayward Spark.

I use Instagram a lot. Find me @waywardspark.

This blog is intended to be educational, entertaining, and inspirational. I have my own weird vision for my writing and photos, but I am happy to consider your questions or requests for content. I’m doing this for you, dear reader, not for my own catharsis. I do read each and every comment, and I generally click on links back to your blogs.

By no stretch of the imagination am I a “real” photographer. I use a Nikon D3100 camera with a 50mm f1.8 lens or 40 mm f2.8 macro (though older photos were taken with the kit lens). All the photos on my blog are taken by me unless otherwise credited.

Please do not use any text or photos from this blog without my permission. Inquire by emailing Camille@waywardspark.com.

clamming at the Oregon Coast // Wayward Spark

My husband Henry is a farrier, beekeeper, habitat restoration contractor, sometimes logger, and native seed collector and distributor. He’s responsible for all things edible and ornamental that you see growing around our place. Honey from his bees is available seasonally here.


(photo by Becerra Photography)

Levi is six years old. Charlotte is four.