Curb appeal makes you more "guest parking" friendly with neighbors and code enforcement.
Wally the Alligator, my Greeter, peeks through the leaves. Rope-railing access ramp is wheel chair accessible. Diesel Dually house hauler on the left, and Recumbant Trike (covered) for a fitness supportive way to explore locally.
To travel, the rope railing comes off, and the ramp folds up to the screen door. My Island girl self, can still sift the sand through my toes. And the cat has her 'in-and-out' garden "pond". Read More...
Both sides of the porch have a terraced "beach garden," I designed, supplying passion fruit, teas, aroma, hot peppers, flowers, greens & sprouts for salads. Seating & shelf tables are for garden dining & repose for two.
Enter the Sanctuary. The first thing you see is an Antique, Rainbow, Church Window over my bed loft. MMMMmmmm When I wash clothes at night, the washer gently rocks me to sleep.
Other than the front door, another big priority is my massive side-by-side Fridge/Freezer. I do like my options, and don't want to be tied to eating out.
The next door down, behind the mirror, hides the leu, complete with tiny cat leu with it's own tiny door, and reading material. The bidet is a re-purposed sink sprayer. Since the toilet is a "No TP Zone." I designed a "TP Tube," for such deposits, with disposable bag. The dryer sheet goes on the inside of the lid to keep it "flower fresh."
Nice tub. Nice "instant on" hot water. Regular and steam shower (when plugged into 220). And a window for a view, when sitting on the bench.
Probably have as much counter and cabined space as I had in my big house, plus a NuWave oven and 2 Induction cook tops. My 'at source' water Rx system fills my cold water storage, and electric hot pot with pure drinking water, where-ever I am.
Sweet and cuddly, "Dora the Explorer" is my traveling companion. And what's a home without a fireplace ?
My desk is flanked by book case on one side; more shelves plus 2 file cabinets on the other.
My parlor is so restful, checking out the local view with my not-so-tiny picture window.
Looking down on my parlor/office from the loft, which provides extra seating for 3 guests.
You'd be amazed, but I can actually seat more guests here, than in my big house main room, when you combine extra stools, the loft, the entrance hall and the convertible sofa/bed.
The doves have their own room with a view, privacy curtain, and lit, sparkling crystal cabinet.
TV can be adjusted to project Karaoke at any angle, watch from parlor or hanging in the loft.
Sleeping or relaxing in paradise. Surrounded by stained glass, cross breezes from loft windows, my "Fairy God Mother," Dream Catcher, Hummingbird mobile, and even the Little Mermaid, in view. Not to mention a body pillow and "Cuddles" my Teddy Bear. Ahhhhhhh
When life provides me more options, I will have more time to learn and improve on the keyboard and guitar.
All this, and with my inverter gently converting 12v to 11o from batteries charged by the truck, I can park where ever I want, unplugged, for as long as I want.
When the economy crashed and Jaclyn was being forced from her home due to foreclosure, she knew she wanted more than just a roof over her head. She wanted to travel, and have adventures, but didn't want to live in an RV. She wanted her home to be soul inspiring and nurturing, but needed to create it on a shoe-string budget. So, with minimal funds and a little help from her friends, she built her tiny traveling sanctuary.
In this blog, you'll find the story of Jaclyn's journey from foreclosure to Living Large, Tiny in her Gypsy Island Sanctuary.
Go here for her story.
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