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The 1870.com

152 year old Pennsylvania church converted to a home & artist workshop studio

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UPCOMING projects *Are you a plumber, builder, carpenter, Plaster Master?

We are always on the look out for people with special skills to come and stay with us to lend a hand. We’ve had lovely volunteers from all over the planet help us in person for one and two weeks stays. We feed you, house you, work with you and moist of all appreciate all the help you bring to our special place. If you’re interested in helping, please contact us through either of our Facebook pages.

Our most important project we’ve done so far is launching our Patreon page, asking people from all over the world to become part of making all the projects here at The1870 happen with your support and patronage. Please visit to discover how you can be a part of creating a creative community that you’re a part of. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR PATREON PAGE

So many projects, we’re going to need a bigger website to list them all. You can lose yourself for hours in our photos and videos on our Facebook pages. 

The bell tower has a new watertight roof that will last at least fifty years put on in the autumn of 2020, stained glass installed by Morton and made by Priscilla in the arches in the big sanctuary, bathroom makeovers, garden creations and makeovers, as well as numerous art and craft projects are constantly happening in the studio.

in 2021 we replaced the worn out slate roof on the main building. We still have four more roofs that will need attention in the future, but for the time being, none of them are leaking.

Upcoming projects include repairing the crumbling from steps, FINALLY looking inside the two secret rooms, creating a wee greenhouse to grow year ‘round, adding an outdoor kitchen with lights & water, building stairs in the bell tower that go the whole way to the top, building an observation spot in the bell tower, adding a bathroom in the bell tower (bell tower is a BIG project) and of course, growing lots of vegetables and fruit in our hay bale garden!

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