I have been following the movement for tiny and very small houses for the past few years. The idea of simple and healthy living appeals to me. In fact, we (my husband and me) moved into a small place a few years ago - our RV. We’ve been traveling and visiting many of the places that we’ve always wanted to see. It has been wonderful.
After two years of being nomads, we find ourselves craving a semi-permanent location that we can live at for part of the year so that we can have a garden (we love fresh fruit and vegetables), so that we can putter around and put our own decorative touches inside and outside. We both miss working in a yard, having a bit of grass of our own.
We still love the nomad lifestyle however now we’d like to have a little of both.
To that end, we’ve been searching for something that is suitable for us at a reasonable cost so that we can continue with both lifestyles. We think we may have found the perfect place. Actually, we came across it unexpectedly through some friends that we met on our travels.
Our friends have a summer place in one of the most beautiful places in Canada. We decided to visit them (and the beautiful area) for the month of July. They are working part-time at a winery and when we visited that winery a few days ago, we found out that the farm has a couple of very small houses that they are not renting at this time. We took a peak inside one of them and it is so sweet. The size and layout is exactly what we like.
It’s a very small one bedroom cottage with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and two decks - one that overlooks the lake and the mountains. In the middle of the home is a unique staircase that leads to another room with windows all around. We figure that this would be the ideal office/sitting room/guest room. Imagine working while enjoying a gorgeous view from all sides.
The cottage is just a little distance away from the main house and winery, their are horses and lots of open field and forest.
The picture above is not of the building we are looking at renting but it is built of the same material (this is a picture of one of the building at the winery).
We are excited to have found this and after thinking about it for a few days, we are excited at the possible opportunity. We are going to speak to the owners about renting the place indefinitely if the price is right - we are looking for a small and affordable house. There are a few things we need to find out about before making a final decision. Crossing our fingers that it is as perfect for us as we hope.
It’s an ideal win-win situation for both parties. They would have their place rented and we will have the perfect very small house for us.