When Richard & Vanessa set out on their maiden voyage in the 1980's they had no idea of the great adventures in store. After 8 years at sea, two became six and the Owen family found their place to dream at Driftwood. Now firm locals, the Owen's love the laid back barefoot culture of the Far North. Driftwood is a labour of love and a passion for sharing the great Kiwi escape and creating an inspirational space to call home for fellow adventurers.
Now, with grown up children Vanessa & Richard live between their homes Olivewood in Paxos, Greece and Driftwood in New Zealand. With a passion for entrepreneurialism, creativity and sailing the Owen's still escape to sea whenever they can. Look out for Barefoot in the bay and wave hello!
Quick musings from, Vanessa Owen, a travelling hotelier and designer on the road (and sea) with kids through Europe, Oceania and beyond.