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
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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

 

 

 

Friday Fun: Quiet Time to Write

It’s been far too busy and sociable this past week or so, and now it’s time to focus on writing once more. So here are some places where ‘escape’ is the name of the game and SO much writing would get done in close proximity to nature…

Dandelion House by Terunobu Fujimori, from Pinterest.
Dandelion House by Terunobu Fujimori, from Pinterest.
Eastate Treehouse, from Buzzfeed.
Eastate Treehouse, from Buzzfeed.
Floating island in France from France Canopy and Stars website.
Floating island in France from France Canopy and Stars website.
Treehouse Beverley Hills, image by Joe Fletcher, from Architecture Now.
Treehouse Beverley Hills, image by Joe Fletcher, from Architecture Now.
Watamu Treehouse in Kenya, from holidaylettings.com
Watamu Treehouse in Kenya, from holidaylettings.com
Wilkinson residence, from thatoregonlife.com
Wilkinson residence, from thatoregonlife.com

 

 

Snowy Friday? Let’s Dream…

… of romantic, remote places where we could write the best work of our lives.  Never mind that there would be no internet connection and probably no corner store if you have forgotten to buy bread or milk.  One can only close our eyes (to the downsides) and dream…

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Finca Bella Vista, http://www.inhabitat.com
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Writing Cabin, Connecticut, http://www.itsnicethat.com
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New Forest Treehouse Study Centre, http://www.cet.org.uk
Purple Garden Shed-Country Gardens Spring 2009
Country Gardens, Spring 2009
Tree-House-Seattle-Washington
Treehouse, Seattle. Photo credit: Will Austin, willaustin.com
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Can’t find credit for this one, but cannot resist showing it. Please get in touch if it’s your picture.

Baumraum Haus, www.inhabitat.com
Baumraum Haus, http://www.inhabitat.com