Informed by the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, emphasizing the beauty of nature and organic forms, including their flaws; the materials were predominantly chosen for their patinas, weathering; and their relationship to Galiano island, and it's inhabitants. A character building, imbued with local elements, and patinas, the palette and finishing inside evoke more of the same 'island vibe’ - sun, ocean, forest; not hewn fresh but aged and with some stories to tell!
Here's one of my favourite pics of my little home, taken just a few days ago after the second big snow storm of three we had in a week. It makes it look so cosy and I love the contrast with the white of the snow against the rusted patina and teal roof.
There are few things that bring me more joy than being able to spend some time (or even eat!) 'al fresco'. Today, I'm dog-sitting too, so that's an added treat, and although exhausted after a couple of hours, my canine companion is continuing to enjoy the ambience on my behalf!
Tough decisions today. The Community Nurse and I submitted my application for off-island Assisted-Living Accommodation; something I once believed wouldn't be a consideration until much later in life....
Revamped things a little bit lately and changed the tagline to what in essence, I'm really doing: Living Small! In a Tiny House, on a Tiny Island, living a lfestyle with an intentionally small footprint, and hoping to enourage others who are differently abled or otherwise marginalized, not to allow those disabilities, to get in the way of pursuing your dreams