Spending a lot of time recently thinking about the house I’m going to build. And by a lot of time, I mean the past 3 years of my life. After humming and hawing over whether I want to build a ‘tiny house’ or expect that there will be more people in my life, I finally decided on a plan. This one is perfect.
Changes I would make? I wouldn’t put a bar in the kitchen and I would extend the kitchen out into the dining area to make it bigger, you gotta have room for the viking. Then there wouldn’t be that big chimney because there would be a wood stove at the point of the house where the living and dining area meet, in addition to a wood stove in the master bedroom. Because that bulky chimney won’t be there, the large floor to ceiling windows will extend the length of the walls in the living and dining area, part of them being long thin tiny paned Frank Lloyd Wright style windows. The master suite would have a small walk out deck where the attic storage is, FULL of succulents! And the ‘den’ aka ‘music room and library’ would have pocket doors so you can have it closed off or open. It would have book shelves built into the wall all the way up to the ceiling and some comfy chairs in case I need to see clients at home instead of at my office.
This home would, of course, be located in the Sierra Nevadas, where I can snuggle up by the fire with Aoki when it’s snowing or, while it’s sunny, go out to the lake and stand up paddle board while my berner swims next to me.
I don’t think it’s too small or too big, and there’s an optional basement if you build it on a hill, or if you’re in an area that has basements! That would be nice for outdoor equipment storage.
Something I’ve realized, is that the more I’m on my own team and not fighting against myself, the more these dreams become reality. And the more these dreams become reality, the happier I am. It’s a beautiful cycle that begins and ends with me believing in myself and knowing that I’m enough.