Built by my grandparents, constructed in part with recycled and repurposed materials. The colourful plywood that makes up the roof was once siding from trailers of the trucking company my grandpa drove for. They haven't seen the light of day since the cottage was built 50+ years ago. It's completely off-grid, tucked away on a small, family-owned lake.
The land was cleared using saws and come-alongs, as was the kilometer long driveway in. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into building this, as well as the adjacent buildings with only limited machinery. Growing up spending time up here has had a bigger impact on me than I think I realize.
We spent this last weekend shingling, a well needed bit of maintenance to keep it dry for another couple decades.
Last week I was super stoked to have a chance to visit an amazing build by @freehandtinyhomes, a talented father and son duo building a beautifully crafted Tiny House at a 'secret' location here in the lower mainland. I'm kicking myself for not get good close-ups of the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Some lucky person is going to end up owning this creation! #tinyliving#tinyhouse#freehandtinyhouse#artisanhome#innovation#familybuilt
We're most commonly asked why we do it, but we're also asked how. And now, we're doing it the very best way.
Thanks to the brains and brawn of my Daddy and Husband, we have a massive and beautiful new family bed. This beast holds our queen and full size mattresses AND now gives us an additional full size up top!
I'm more than thrilled to be continuing our family bedsharing journey - and eager to add a little one to the mix very soon.
As uncommon as this is in our culture, we've found such a peace in this experience. Family bedsharing is perfect for our little family - and once I started sharing more openly about it, I was surprised to find how many families find their best sleep in a similar way!
After a long weekend (and early week) of chicken tractor construction I'm finally able to sip coffee and thumb through my first issue of Taproot Magazine. It arrived Friday and I haven't had a single second to browse it's beautiful pages. It was worth the wait.
A few more hours of work this coming weekend and our lovely ladies will be able to move into their new digs. The collaborative design and construction, the time spent with loved ones, the lessons learned- well worth the wait.