In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another cold morning...


This was the view from the front yard, just before sunrise the other morning...really looks like it's in the woods, doesn't it?  I bought this lot because it backs up to a wooded hill that's kept encroaching in our direction!  At one time, the lot across the alley was a garden...it grew up in small trees.  When the house next door burned down, I bought this lot, and this was where MY garden was.  But the trees grew up here too, so now the shed feels wonderfully isolated.

As long as you don't look south, which is all houses and the small state highway!


And for those who have asked about keeping warm...so far, this is working.  And polar fleece leggings, and a robe...

Mostly.  With a tower heater left on low all night... :-)

9 comments:

  1. It does give the impression it is out in the middle of nowhere. But that is what you would like to imagine when you are out there warming up and watching the squirrels, right? ;)

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  2. At first I thought the hill was encroaching, as though you had a mud slide in progress.

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  3. It's all in the camera angle, Paul! :-)

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  4. Do you go out there everyday and for how long? I'm not sure I could get my butt out on a cold blustery day. We are having one right now and all I want to do is curl up under a blanket.

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  5. I'm so glad you bought the lot that our old house used to sit on. I'm just glad we weren't living there when it burnt down. The trees and your sweet artist shed look great on that lot.
    I would love to have a little studio to retreat to when i paint.

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  6. Toni, yes, every day. I keep it on about 48 overnight, so it's not too long before I'm warm enough to do whatever I want. I turn up the heat, feed the birds and squirrels, then come back in to curl up with the heating pad underfoot and the down throw on my lap, with a book and cup of coffee. Usually before my coffee's half gone, I'm sketching in my journal!

    It was below zero the other night, and still not bad after a bit in the shed.

    Cathy, me TOO. Too scary! Good thing no one was home, and it wasn't the middle of the night. Imagine how they felt in the house next door to the south, the one that was about 18" from your old house! (They evacuated, I didn't.) It was the wall furnace in the living room that started it.

    There are still a few stones in the corner where your little wishing well was, and I used some of the foundation stones for landscaping.

    I wish you could have a lovely little place like this too! I am LOVING it. No phone, no computer...

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  7. Rick just mentioned the wishing well today when we were driving by on our way up the east end hill.

    I would love to be away from the computer and the phone.

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  8. I wish it was still here, Cathy! I don't remember what happened to it...

    And that's the main reason we decided I needed the shed; things were very crazy around here for a while, and it was just impossible for me to work. I was babbling!

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