I’m Camille. I’m 34, 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, a lazy cat, 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. in a normal, small house not too far out of town.

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 (former) home, check out these three posts about the living quarters, kitchen, and façade.

In 2013, I joined my husband Henry in his beekeeping and honey business, Old Blue Raw Honey. You can read lots more about his beekeeping practices in these posts, and you can buy honey from our bees here.

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 not actively updated very often anymore. I read all your new comments, but I only respond occasionally when I get the chance.

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

Henry Storch // Wayward Spark

My husband Henry is a beekeeper, farrier, 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 here.

playing with bull kelp at the Oregon Coast // Wayward Spark


(photo by Becerra Photography)

Levi is nine years old. Charlotte is seven. (This photo is kinda old.)