Friday Fun: Tucked Away Cabins

I could sit and dream, read and think about writing forever in these picturesque landscapes and cabins.

Won’t you join me on the veranda? Cabin in the jungle, from Build Green.
This cabin has ecological credentials and is in fact a proper house, from David Coulson Design.
Never mind the cabin, I could do with this veranda and swing alone. From indulgy.com, copyright: L.M. Ragland
The one with the makeover, from Jenny’s Garden Shed DIY. Jenny, wherever you might be, can you come and do my garden for me? Living Vintage.com.
I don’t like roasted marshmallows, but I could imagine campfire stories with friends at this cabin, from The Shiny Squirrel.
Have I ever mentioned how much I like treehouses? From Tumblr.
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Friday Fun: Mountain Retreats

Last week, when we were covered in snow, I needed to escape to warmer climes, but the truth is I love nothing more than spectacular, remote mountain retreats… in countries which know how to cope with snow and access and heating!

Mountain cottage in Ogawayama, Japan. From Home Crux.
Anako Lodge in Switzerland, photo credit: Olivier Maire.
The interior of a mountain villa in Sri Lanka, thearksrilanka.com
Hot tubbing in the snow in Pestera, Romania, from Akasha Wellness Retreat.
The luxury end of the spectrum, Finca Paraiso in Costa Rica, from booking.com
Far more modest: the Hen House on Skye, from 15fiscavaig.co.uk

Friday Fun: Holiday Escapes

Is it time for a holiday yet? As I finally allow myself my one and only week of holiday this year (which will in fact mean finally finishing the first draft of my WIP), here are some wonderful places where you might want to escape, all available for rent.

Villa Pianciani in Italy, on AirBnB.
Villa Pianciani in Italy, on AirBnB.
Rangali Island in the Madlives, from maldiverturu.com
Rangali Island in the Maldives, from maldiverturu.com
Bird Island, Belize, on AirBnB.
Bird Island, Belize, on AirBnB.
Cabin in Manshausen, Norway, from norrestinessen.com
Cabin in Manshausen, Norway, from norrestinessen.com
Moonlight Cabin, Victoria, Australia, from contemporist.com
Moonlight Cabin, Victoria, Australia, from contemporist.com
Cabin near Mt. Fuji, Japan, from timeout.com
Cabin near Mt. Fuji, Japan, from timeout.com

 

 

 

Bring the Outside Inside Houses

Another mainly visual post for the weekend. Now that Spring has sprung (or is doing its best to spring here in the Northern hemisphere), we are eager to bring the beautiful outside indoors. Or I would be, if we didn’t have a building site just opposite our garden. So instead, I dream about places such as these…

Domaine de la Dombes, Ain, France
Domaine de la Dombes, Ain, France

Simple, escapist…

From the Ask Kissy website.
From the Ask Kissy website.

Over the top…

Mountain cabin, Decoist.
Mountain cabin, Decoist.

Inspiring…

www.jetsetter.com
http://www.jetsetter.com

Dreamy…

www.boutique-homes.com
http://www.boutique-homes.com

Deceptively simple…

I think a trip to the garden centre might be in order.

Home Burrowing Time

After a few weeks of business travel and hard work, it is time to burrow and enjoy some home comforts.

But because other people’s houses are so much more spectacular than mine, here are some homes that make me dream…

The Beach House for Those Who Don’t Want to Go to the Gym

thingsoftheday.com
thingsoftheday.com

The ‘Can’t Believe It’s Not Public’ Home Library

Oresman Library
Oresman Library

The ‘Bet I Could Create in that Environment’ Mountain Cabin

Mountain Concepts Files
Mountain Concepts Files

But a modest microhut will do just as well…

thetinylife.com
thetinylife.com

And on that dreamy note, I’m off for a week of holiday to reconnect with my family somewhere far away from the Internet. Have fun, be good, and look forward to seeing you again in a week’s time!