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Empowering Connection & Balance 

We are What’s Been Missing

I know you’re here because you love your home, and you’re a natural caregiver for what surrounds you.

And I know you’re beginning to gather that you’re seek for a remodel or new home design doesn’t quite align with your values.

You want a lovely home you feel proud of and feel comfortable in, which speaks to who you are.

But the options to make it so AND still be gentle on the natural world seems pretty impossible to you. I get that.

I’ve been living the truth of that in this industry for many years now.

I’m here to offer you another way. It’s unconventional, but I strongly feel that’s what we need.

So, if you’re ready to jump down the rabbit hole with me, I’m here to guide you to a safe spot to land. I saved you a really comfy chair 🙂

‘Home’ is at our center.

We are passionate about creating homes which are in balance with our natural surroundings (the homes of wildlife!).

And we are passionate about sharing how to coexist in bliss.

It’s our mission to empower those who love home and wildlife quite equally.

We seek to share knowledge about conservation-based design/build practices so you can make mindful and compassionate choices which are well aligned with your core values and the impact you crave to make.

backs of two colorful parrots sitting close together in a hollowed out log
black and white photo of elephant face with focus on eye showcasing many light freckles on skin
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Empowering Connection & Balance 

We are What’s Been Missing

I know you’re here because you love your home, and you’re a natural caregiver for what surrounds you.

And I know you’re beginning to gather that you’re seek for a remodel or new home design doesn’t quite align with your values.

You want a lovely home you feel proud of and feel comfortable in, which speaks to who you are.

But the options to make it so AND still be gentle on the natural world seems pretty impossible to you. I get that.

I’ve been living the truth of that in this industry for many years now.

I’m here to offer you another way. It’s unconventional, but I strongly feel that’s what we need.

So, if you’re ready to jump down the rabbit hole with me, I’m here to guide you to a safe spot to land. I saved you a really comfy chair 🙂

‘Home’ is at our center.

We are passionate about creating homes which are in balance with our natural surroundings (the homes of wildlife!).

And we are passionate about sharing how to coexist in bliss.

It’s our mission to empower those who love home and wildlife quite equally.

We seek to share knowledge about conservation-based design/build practices so you can make mindful and compassionate choices which are well aligned with your core values and the impact you crave to make.

backs of two colorful parrots sitting close together in a hollowed out log
black and white photo of elephant face with focus on eye showcasing many light freckles on skin
abstract art black background with artful wash of light blue and white down center
single monarch butterflu on a branch of many leaves in dark forest

Our Mission

It is our priority to empower you to adopt the alternative and choose your ripple effect.

We are here to offer you the best of both worlds: a home for you and a home for wildlife.

And remember: Here at Wildlifeel at Home, we protect natural habitats first and foremost, because one home no longer needs to be sacrificed for the other to thrive.

The design/build industry should no longer be causing habitat destruction, degradation or fragmentation; because wildlife deserves a home, too.

If you’re with me on this, we’ll be aligned in much more as well – I’m sure. Let’s build something that feels really good; every step of the way and for generations to come.

Choose Wildlifeel at Home to create spaces that resonate with your ethics, identity, and the planet.

Our Values

Here's What Drives Us

Curiosity

Intrigue draws us close and keeps us together

Transparency

We collaborate openly and bring data to the table

Compassion

For all living beings on this planet, we care deeply

Transformation

Our work helps you be who you crave to be

Our approach is grounded in ethics, knowledge, and the belief that every choice counts

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regenerative interior design
conservation-based design/build practices

Hi, I'm Ash

WWF Panda Ambassador | CoalitionWILD Ambassador | HSP | Empath | Introvert | Cancer | Type 4 | INFJ | Lifelong Creative | Obsessive Researcher | Vegan and Eco-Friendly Designer | Forever in Tune with Nature & Home

I’m a conservation-based design/build consultant & designer. My work is focused on eco-friendly choices and practices which align with the wellbeing of wildlife. I empower caregivers of our natural world to own how their homes are created. Put simply, I position you into a place of wisdom and power. Your homelife can make a bold statement for a better world. I’m here to show you how.

With shared drive, we work through any and all options available to you. All so you can reduce your project’s impact to natural habitats. That means we cause less destruction, fragmentation, degradation, and loss to the homes of wildlife. I offer you a home which gifts a home to wildlife, too. Thanks to responsible and mindful design/build practices offered right here through Wildlifeel at Home.

Ashley
A Little of Me

My life has brought me from slow and simple to hustle and bustle and back again. Nature was the most memorable constant in my childhood, the savior that a sensitive and quiet child could depend on.

Influences grew louder as I grew older and I found myself lured to give the ‘big & bold life’ a go. I soon moved to Chicago, and attained my BFA in Interior Architecture – keeping me connected to a lifelong love of ‘Home.’ Then I moved to the PNW, worked for large architecture firms in the city, soon finding my niche with small design/builds on a nearby island.

With that also came the returning call of nature at my core. I finally heard the simmering desire that had never actually left. So, I returned to what was raw and it felt like I was coming home again. My life now is authentic and right for me.

I’ve put down my roots in a small one room cabin on offgrid acreage of fish-laden creeks, woodlands, meadows and views of the foothills and nearby bay, all right down the road from the Olympic National Forest & Park.

And, most importantly, I sought out to combine my chosen design career with my undeniable compassion for wild animals and their homes – finally crafting the experience of Wildlifeel at Home, out of necessity.

My Perspective

I cannot ignore any longer our impact to the environment, my industry of design and construction being one of the worst. I live in a place of dense biodiversity. My neighborhood is of endless trees, neighbors are far and few between.

I am immersed, yet quite equally, I cannot help but be witness to the vast contrast between a well working eco-system and micro-climate to then the destruction of it altogether. I witness clear cut acreage without replanting, I see seemingly endless trucks hauling trees of all sizes from one town to the next. I see bear land, the forest floor permanently destroyed, critters without homes, nests and hatchlings abandoned. I see quarries taking from the earth, again without a regenerative approach, making far worse consequences in surrounding areas than simply at the site of explosions.

I know that much of the reasoning of why we ‘need’ to do this is for quite careless conveniences. Much of it is due to those needing to make a home for themselves, yes – rightly so! But it is most certainly a very conventional definition of ‘Home’ as well. Think of all standard framing, cabinetry, furniture, finishes like stone and tile, metals, etc.

And because there isn’t much of an alternative for folks to turn to, I offer my expertise in this industry and my first hand account of the impacts this separated way of thinking creates, all in order to give you another option. Its a way to do things differently – and better.

At Wildlifeel at Home, I seek to continuously evolve and apply only more and more helpful ways to design/build homes. I offer this to help ensure wildlife can keep theirs too.

In my 33 years as a principal, I have rarely had the pleasure of working with a design professional like Ashley. She is focused and tenacious, with an uninterrupted work ethic. Ashley set a new standard for hard work done with exceptional grace.

Joe C.Firm Founder

Hi, I'm Ash

WWF Panda Ambassador | HSP | Empath | Introvert | Cancer | Type 4 | INFJ | Lifelong Creative | Obsessive Researcher | Forever in Tune with Nature & Home

Ashley

I’m a conservation-based design/build consultant & designer. My work is focused on eco-friendly choices and practices which aligns with the wellbeing of wildlife. I empower caregivers of our natural world to own how their homes are created. Put simply, I position you into a place of wisdom and power. Your homelife can make a bold statement for a better world. I’m here to show you how.

With shared drive, we work through any and all options available to you. All so you can reduce your project’s impact to natural habitats. That means we cause less destruction, fragmentation, degradation, and loss to the homes of wildlife. I offer you a home which gifts a home to wildlife, too. Thanks to responsible and mindful design/build practices offered right here through Wildlifeel at Home.

A Little of Me

My life has brought me from slow and simple to hustle and bustle and back again. Nature was the most memorable constant in my childhood, the savior that a sensitive and quiet child could depend on.

Influences grew louder as I grew older and I found myself lured to give the ‘big & bold life’ a go. I soon moved to Chicago, and attained my BFA in Interior Architecture – keeping me connected to a lifelong love of ‘Home.’ Then I moved to the PNW, worked for large architecture firms in the city, soon finding my niche with small design/builds on a nearby island.

With that also came the returning call of nature at my core. I finally heard the simmering desire that had never actually left. So, I returned to what was raw and it felt like I was coming home again. My life now is authentic and right for me.

I’ve put down my roots in a small one room cabin on offgrid acreage of fish-laden creeks, woodlands, meadows and views of the foothills and nearby bay, all right down the road from the Olympic National Forest & Park.

And, most importantly, I sought out to combine my chosen design career with my undeniable compassion for wild animals and their homes – finally crafting the experience of Wildlifeel at Home, out of necessity.

“In my 33 years as a principal, I have rarely had the pleasure of working with a design professional like Ashley. She is focused and tenacious, with an uninterrupted work ethic. Ashley set a new standard for hard work done with exceptional grace.”

Joe C.Architecture Firm Founder
My Perspective

I cannot ignore any longer our impact to the environment, my industry of design and construction being one of the worst. I live in a place of dense biodiversity. My neighborhood is of endless trees, neighbors are far and few between.

I am immersed, yet quite equally, I cannot help but be witness to the vast contrast between a well working eco-system and micro-climate to then the destruction of it altogether. I witness clear cut acreage without replanting, I see seemingly endless trucks hauling trees of all sizes from one town to the next. I see bear land, the forest floor permanently destroyed, critters without homes, nests and hatchlings abandoned. I see quaries taking from the earth, again without a regenerative approach, making far worse consequences in surrounding areas than simply at the site of explosions.

I know that much of the reasoning of why we ‘need’ to do this is for quite careless conveniences. Much of it is due to those needing to make a home for themselves, yes – rightly so! But it is most certainly a very conventional definition of ‘Home’ as well. Think of all standard framing, cabinetry, furniture, finishes like stone and tile, metals, etc.

And because there isn’t much of an alternative for folks to turn to, I offer my expertise in this industry and my first hand account of the impacts this separated way of thinking creates, all in order to give you another option. Its a way to do things differently – and better.

At Wildlifeel at Home, I seek to continuously evolve and apply only more and more helpful ways to design/build homes. I offer this to help ensure wildlife can keep theirs too.

Snapshot of Ash’s Homelife for Wildlife

Here’s what I’m doing at Home to live in harmony with wildlife. I hope it inspires you to do the same. Please feel free to take any of these items as your own and do send me a note with questions if you have them. I’ll support your efforts however I can!

Nature

With 10-acres as our home and wildlife’s home, we devote time to caring for it and sharing it. Because we believe in coexistence.

Animals

We believe animals are our neighbors, not to dominate over but to live in peace with – because they make life better!

Us

When it comes to our own homelife, we do with little to ensure we don’t take more than we need to survive.

Favored Quotes that Keep the Momentum Going

“Make a long term commitment. Commit your personal time and energy for a long time to a single place. You will not make a difference somewhere in a couple of years. Think in decades..”

Greg CarrOversight Committee at the Gorongosa Project, Mozambique

“Find a conservation calling — that animal, place, issue — that pulls at your heartstrings in a way nothing else does. This will be a project that you will chip away at probably for a long time.. If you can make a big difference on one thing, that is a life well spent.”

Morgan HeimPhotojournalist
Imagine a world where you step outside and are greeted by a symphony of chirping birds, graceful deer gracefully grazing, and vibrant butterflies dancing in the air. That world can become a reality when we take it upon ourselves to create a haven for wildlife.

 

I’ve experienced the sheer joy of watching a family of deer playfully running circles around our brush piles, or seeing raven parents soar across the sky to keep eagles from their young who live right here with us. It’s like witnessing a magical spectacle unfold before my eyes.

 

By crafting a nurturing homelife for wildlife, we become guardians of nature’s treasures. We have the power to provide them with food, water, and safe spaces to flourish. In return, we receive a deep connection with the natural world, a sense of wonder and awe that rejuvenates our souls.

Want Help Doing the Same?

If you have questions or seek advice, I’m here to help!