Life in rural West Virginia offers many blessings. We have clean water and air, edible and medicinal native plants, forest, caves, wildlife … and time and space to honor and enjoy the land. We strive for a small ecological footprint on Alterra’s 109 acres.
Bob Hoffa is a self taught engineer with curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning. He designed and built all the buildings on the farm, and much of the furniture inside our home. He installed our solar array, and created several electric vehicles, ranging in scale from a bicycle to a small utility vehicle with a dump bed. He is a woodworker, stained glass artist, maker of jewelry, and a lover of turtles, trees, rocks, and minerals.
- (304) 497 2756
Tenley Shewmake is an artist and craftsperson with many talents. She is a student of body language and communication with people and animals. She puts her enjoyment of color, order, function, and design into service of all her endeavors, from politics to handcrafted wearables. She grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and has a BA in Art from Wake Forest University.
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