Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Want a tour of the inside?

 In my last post, I gave you a tour of the property.  It hasn't been newly tidied or anything, but I thought you might like to see the inside.

Our house is obscenely huge and often messy amazingly spacious and full of an abundance of supplies and things that we love. It's a nitty gritty work-in-progress, lived-in and loved in by the five of us humans, our puppy, and the occasional chicken that darts in an open door.

We don't use the front door, so let's go in the side door.
There is a huge hallway with lots of room for seedlings, a chick brooder, and all manner of  tools and project supplies.

To the right and past the laundry room is this storage space that is soon to become an office for Papa.  The days that he works from home, he is often in the middle of our chaos, just off of the living room for now.  He wears noise-cancelling headphones.
Through the hallway with the solar panel controls and water heater is our kitchen / living room / dining room / office / big open space.

 The tiling in the kitchen needs to be finished.
 The kitchen island has a 'graffiti wall' on the back of it.  There is a counter that collects anything that needs to be put up high from the little one and the puppy.

The hand-me-down furniture in the living room gets pushed around several times a day depending on whether the TV is streaming netflix or there are little girls swinging, rollerskating, dancing, hula hooping, or riding the pedal tractor around.

 The 'office' is not separate from the rest of the living room and it gets used for computer games and blogging when Papa is not working from home.  It also has our messy game and art supply shelves

My bedroom is undoubtedly the messiest room in the house.  Probably because we don't spend much awake-time in there.  It gets a bit ignored.  There's an abundance of clean clothes, but they are not wrinkle-free :)  There's also a king-size bed for all of the little girls that like to snuggle at night.
Camille's room has bunk beds plus another single bed for sleep-overs, sisters, or if Papa needs a quiet place to go to sleep early.

 The second bathroom has a recently installed shower, and walls (!) now.  The song corner will soon be painted over.

Finally, upstairs there is a whole 'nother floor, big enough for a whole 'nother family.  Sylvia was born in a house about an eighth of the size of this house. Really.  It was tiny, but totally liveable.
above the garage storage

I don't think you can tell the scope of this from the photo, but there is space up here for more bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room, pantry, etc.  

So, there it is.  I could've picked prettier corners and angles to photograph or tidied counters, etc., but I wanted to share here our life in the raw.  I wrote a post over a year ago about stuff that pretty well sums up how I feel about it.  And now we also have an abundance of indoor and outdoor space.  We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we could be better organized, but we. all. love. it. here. even now.  and there is so much Potential.

...and now ... a random picture of my hooligans on my car in the grocery store parking lot.  No idea why, but I really like this shot.

1 comment:

  1. Wow again! What an amazing space you have, it seems especially huge viewed from inside our 24FT yurt! I love the openness, you can create such a beautiful family home there, so happy for you all x x x


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