Nancy MacDonald moved to Pictou Island over three decades ago with
her husband, Al MacDonald, and children and have been full time
residents of the
island ever since.
homeschooled all three of her children until they left the island to
finish grades 11 and 12 at a local high school. As their
child graduated high school, they began to work on a dream they had
ever since moving to the island - building a new home for themselves.
2011, they opened the doors to the house they designed themselves as
Pictou Island's first Bed & Breakfast, Inned of the Rainbow.
there are no power lines or garbage facilities on Pictou Island, Inned
of the Rainbow recycles and composts as well as uses solar power for
most of their electricity needs. Each bathroom is also fitted with a
double-flush toilet to lessen water consumption. Laundry is dried in
the fresh air and sunshine.