Inspiration, Travel

Repeat vacations.

Do you vacation at the same spots each year? I have never been prone to that philosophy. But I can certainly see the convenience of it. You don’t have to spend energy learning the area, figuring out where to buy essentials, wasting time or money on the restaurants not worthy of your service. We do end up heading to Bar Harbor most every summer with B’s family for a car camping extravaganza. And each year we go, we are able to explore a bit more. Two years ago we went rock climbing! And of course, there’s always one more hike, bike ride or swimming hole to explore.

One of my friend’s is exploring the idea of a designated vacation retreat now that she has a family of four to entertain. It’s not so much the physical spot as it is the idea of carving out intentional family togetherness — and not of the forced fun nature. She shared a story of one family who has been quite good at making this happen on a lake in New Hampshire. And even though her three boys are all grown up, they continue to be very comfortable and supportive of one another because they had so much time to bond and be themselves while retreating to their space on the lake. I think this is a beautiful idea. And as much as we race around to finish our errands, help out our friends, and keep up with our jobs, it’s more important that we are just as protective and determined to be still and enjoy just being together.

So maybe I’ll rethink the idea of go-to vacation. How about you?


Design, Home, Travel, Uncategorized

Tiny home.

image from Viralnova.

image from Viralnova.

It’s becoming a pretty sure bet that B & I will eventually make our way further north. Whether that’s Maine or Vermont is still to be determined. And whether it’s permanent or just for the weekends is also to be determined. But we have time. After all, we just moved to the north shores of Boston.

When we finally do get serious about what we want, I am pretty sure it will be some sort of tiny home. I sure hope some of these resources are still around. But then again, I suppose they may just get better and better. Here are some great sites to build tiny homes away from it all. I absolutely love the idea of having a hideaway somewhere. I think I would go bonkers if I lived there all the time, but oh, how wonderful to know you have the option to get away and disappear for a bit.

ESCAPE – your unique, lovely faux-cabin is build in Wisconsin and shipped to wherever you are. There’s an article on it here.

weeHouse – From Alchemy Architects. Pre-fabricated, so not as flexible, but still tiny and quite sleek. Definitely on the modern side.

How about you? Could you live in a 200 square foot space?

PS There’s actually a whole tiny homes movement you can be a part of. Pretty rad.

PPS Thanks Amanda for the heads up re Viralnova.