This is the story about a different attitude towards housing. It evolved out of an inner realization that creating a living space should be a natural consequence of a deep appreciation towards all life. The article highlights an unconventional building project that was realised in Rossinver, Co. Leitrim, Ireland from 2000 to 2004.
This building has been created in harmony with cosmic principles and is an ideal space to support a holistic, spiritual life. With the aid of Feng Shui, ecologic building materials, geomantic and harmonic principles it has been my intention to build a house that is in tune with the sacred principles of life – for it to be a powerful healing place for anyone who has the opportunity to live there.

The story started on a beautiful summer morning in august 1999. We had spent the night at one of the most powerful sacred places in the northwest of Ireland.

During this time, I often asked myself - what makes a place sacred or holy? I see these places acting like channels to those spheres of existence that are beyond duality - beyond the physical realms, where everything is polarity, yin and yang, dark and light. Those sacred places (the older cultures thousands of years ago must have had a deep understanding of this as they created many sacred sites) channel the higher powers of creation, the divine intelligence that created all live. Some of these places seem to have the potential to intervene into the synchronicity of our destiny.

I was sad that our culture seems to have lost the ability to create a living space that really channels the divine forces of creation, a place that really has the power to reunite our being with the source. However with what I had learned about sacred building and Feng Shui, I knew I had to take up the challenge to create such a sacred living space myself.

This morning I was led to a unique plot of land, a site overlooking 4 counties high above a beautiful lake (Lough Melvin). As Feng Shui expert it was easy for me to see that I had found a really powerful place, a place that reunites the yin and the yang.
It is located at the foot of a mountain trek, leading up to "Sheenun" - the mountain of fairies. The Sheenun mountain marks the geomantic centre point for the whole area. It is connected (through a minor line) with the major synchronic line of Ireland that links Ireland with Stonehenge and the Gizeh pyramids.

The level of Qi (life energy) on this site is very high. The importance of the quality of life energy at the place where you live can not be overemphasised. Life energy or Qi (in China), Prana (in India) is the energy that is responsible for directing any life process within all living beings. It is directly involved in forming physical matter. Life energy its self is non-physical - it is not organised in atoms. It is essential for all living beings to receive enough life energy through our food, water and environment to be able to stay alive and healthy.
We also take life energy in from the light of the sun and directly from the environment where we live. If we live in a house with low energy, we may feel constantly drained and can't live our full potential.

As a Feng Shui practitioner, I have had to work in countless houses that had far more potential to make their inhabitants sick and wear them out, than to help them heal and grow - they were seriously lacking life energy. Sometimes they were built on geopathic stress zones, exposed to high electromagnetic fields, burdened with negative karma or negative spiritual presences. There is a great deal of things you can do to change and improve such situations but it will never be as vital as if it had been done right from the beginning.
The Sheenun House is in a location that provides a high level of Qi - not everyone will be as lucky to find such a spot, but if you read about the following measurements you'll get some ideas how to create a vital house.

The front of the Sheenun House faces east, so that at sunrise the light of the sun reflects in the lake, before it touches the front of the house. The moment of sunrise is very auspicious and this setting allows a perfect balance of yin and yang energies. Here are some more structural measurements that I have used to create this “high – energy” house: the base slab of the house is not metal reinforced and the metal in the outside foundation wall does not form a closed circuit. This makes sure that the earth magnetic field is undisturbed - a very important measurement for every new house. By the way - did you ever think about how your mattress changes the earth magnetic field? Try it with a compass! Maybe you would like to get one without interior metal springs in future.

The Sheenun House is made out of wood which has not been treated with toxic chemicals - a waterproof breathing membrane makes the walls breathe and avoids water damage. All materials are ecologic and free of toxins - the house is insulated with hemp and wood-fibre boards according to low energy standards.

The douglas-fir and larch trees that are used for the floor have been felled on a very specific day in the year - on a specific moon phase. It is known from ancient austrian moon calendars, that trees that were felled on this specific date give extremely hard building wood and don't shrink. This natural wood surface is energetically very valuable.
I made sure that the timber forming the wall was built in with the right energetic polarity. When a tree grows, the top of the tree forms a positive pole and the bottom at the roots form the negative pole. This polarity remains, even when the wood has been processed into boards and beams. Knowing that the energy in the house will be more harmonious when the beams are built in with the negative pole to the earth, I made sure this principle was applied during the building process.

Two masonry stoves are the main heating system - they burn turf and wood and create a healthy and energetic atmosphere. The key to a healthy and energy efficient heating system is not to heat the air! Masonry stoves and wall heating systems have a low temperature surface compared to metal stoves and radiators. That means they do not create convection in a room - they heat by radiation. The same principle as the sun - if you are out in spring on a cool day the sun can warm you, even if the air temperature is low. You do not breathe in so much dust and the infra-red radiation of the stoves is very beneficial. This is a huge health benefit - in contrary to the often used under-floor heating systems. They create a very unhealthy atmosphere, bringing up lots of dust in the air, and even worse creating geopathic stress everywhere in the house due to the running water under your feet.

The Sheenun House has big and specially insulated windows to let in a lot of light and at the same time to comply with a low energy house insulation standard. The electric installation follows the principles of "building-biology" to avoid "electro-smog".
The layout of the rooms in Sheenun House follows harmonic principles. If you transfer the measurements of the walls of the different rooms to a musical instrument (ideally a mono chord) you will get a harmonic sound. What does this mean in practice? Everything is vibration - vibration can be transferred into sound. Rooms that are lined out to harmonic measurements are able to hold more life energy - they have more "harmonic capacities".

Traditional Feng Shui has been used to evaluate the most auspicious position for the entrance door. The rooms are designed in a way that the life energy is evenly distributed and not trapped - it is in flow. Different energy centres in the house have been activated to enhance the cosmic connection for the inhabitants. High frequency radiation from Mobile phone and WIFI masts is shielded; it can not enter into the house.

What more can I say? I was ill and living in this place helped me healing in an astonishing way. Since I live there, all events seem to fall in place to the right time and obstacles seem to dissolve (if I don't create too many for myself).
And now the good news: as I have benefited from this sacred space now for a while, new projects are calling me to leave - the Sheenun House is looking for a new owner now. Please get in contact if you think you would like to live here. More information please go to

Author's Bio: 

Frank Albrecht works as Holistic Health Researcher to discover the underlying principles of human health and disease. In contrary to conventional medicine, his focus is not the study of diseases but the detailed comprehension of health and the conditions that lead towards health.
Frank believes that incurable diseases do not exist. It is our misunderstanding about the biochemical, biophysical and spiritual aspects of the human system that prevent the cure of serious illnesses.

One main focus of his work is to unite science and spirituality. He believes there is no real science without the underlying understanding of the spiritual realms.

Frank also works as a Feng Shui Consultant, Spiritual Counsellor, Bio-Resonance Practitioner and Nutritional Consultant. He aims to help individuals to improve their health, slow down the ageing process or find possible causes for diseases and treatment alternatives. To achieve this he uses individual bio-resonance (remote) testing and his skills of dowsing and communicating with the spiritual realms. He also works with Feng Shui to harmonise the living space. His websites are:,