Nicole, can you introduce yourself and L’îlot Carton?
I am originally from the Paris area, I was a teacher.
A few years ago, I fell in love with cardboard, an ecological “material”, sometimes badly considered and it’s a pity, but magical for many aspects! With cardboard, I make original artistic creations. This activity, by chance of meeting, allowed us to concretize a dream, with Alain my husband: to create an unusual room of hosts, in order to make share our love of Belle-isle.
That’s how “L’îlot carton” was born! A house made of cardboard, a world first, with practically no non-recyclable waste during construction. We are very proud of it, Alain and me. In our way, it is a way for us to highlight the richness and uniqueness of the island. Its insularity is its strength and we went a step further. In addition, we collaborated in the creation of the territorial brand “ Savoir faire des îles du Ponant“. All these islands are nuggets, but so fragile! Their inhabitants are so passionate, that an inter-island network is being formed, in order to develop exceptional products. The islands are alive all year round, and it is important that our children can envisage a future there.