Home sweet home

We visited some possible land locations while camping at Target and have decided that the 40 acres and a Llama (3 actually) was the right place for us.

Our new rent is $250, we have a hose and an extension cord and I’ve entered a contest for free solar at the RealGoods store (fingers crossed).

Here’s kitty trying out her new window seat.  (notice there are still no walls up)

Our Friend Richard calls our Bay window the Bay-by window because it is so tiny.  But it’s a tiny house….

Here’s one of the views from the house:

P sitting on the stoop.  Pipoca, urban cat decides that she might like her new home.

And in case you haven’t seen enough pictures of our cat or haven’t figured out that we are the crazy cat couple here’s one more:

Pipoca out for a stroll on her leash:

Here’s one of our favorite neighbors.  Her name is Twinkie and she is very cuddly.  I saw the other two in a spitting contest and let me just say, when llamas spit it looks more like puke.  Enough said.

The Cats meet Twinkie:

We cleared the weeds out from under the water tower and paved it with some flagstone and voila!  We have a shower.  That makes us nearly civilized.

  

Giant blackberries with a view for breakfast!!!  Suddenly now it is all seeming kinda worth it.

Some more neighbors:

Oh and just to contrast with all the bucolic beauty here’s what a tiny house looks like when you are living in it while still building it:

Getting to the top of the hill was no easy task.  Trees had to be trimmed and many prayers said.  One tree almost took out one of our new windows and another pulled off a square foot of new roof:

Raised bed garden.  Here it is in it’s early stages:

Here is a picture of the town’s central plaza.  Downtown is a few blocks long and is only about 10 minutes away from home.

So most of the things on my checklist have been manifested:

Tiny house: check

Nice place to park near east bay: check

Well water: check

Garden: check

Now all I need is a super fabulous place to work nearby.  Oh and winning that solar contest at RealGoods would be awesome!

More pictures of the garden and maybe the nearly tame jackrabbits who live here coming up soon.

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We have landed and after all the struggle, adventure, drama etc it all seems so worthwhile. We are now parked in a lovely and peaceful place just north of Santa Rosa. Bucolic bliss has become a reality. I got everything on my list: well water, garden, wildlife, quiet (can't even hear airplanes!) and lovely neighbors. Thanks to everyone for the prayers, help, moral support, and patience during this challenging project. About another year and we should be finished.... Ha : )

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