LISA HALL: I love this article by the writer.
When I was a kid, the family of a friend was renting out a cottage to rent out to a bunch of friends and family.
I remember sitting in the living room and looking at the ceiling of the room, thinking, “Wow, it’s beautiful.
This is just so nice.
It looks like this could be an actual house.”
Then I got older and realized I didn’t need a house.
My wife and I lived in a nice, well-stocked townhouse in an upscale neighborhood.
That is what we were used to.
But the cottage was getting smaller and smaller, and we felt like it was losing its charm.
So, in the spring of 2019, we decided to move to a house in the countryside that was a bit closer to the city.
We took a year-round vacation to explore the area.
As we drove back to the house, I realized it was no longer a vacation.
The cottage had become our home.
Now, I have this wonderful memory of sitting in my room and thinking, “I could never live in a cottage that is less than 6 feet tall.”
So that is what I did.
LISA: So what were some of the key elements of your original home?LISA HASS: My original house had two main elements: the kitchen and the living area.
There was a dining room, a dining area, and a kitchen.
At the dining room table, I had a wooden chair and a table with a wineglass.
Everywhere I went, I brought wine to share with the guests.
Our guests were all around the table.
I brought them wine.
Everyone could share and enjoy the conversation.
You could have your wine and beer in the same bottle, and it would make a nice gift.
Everything else was a different story.
For example, in my dining room were three chairs and a couch.
And at the living space, I built a table and a bed with a double bed.
After we moved to the cottage, I took down the dining area.
And the dining table, the table, and the bed were all taken down.
In the living areas, there were a big couch and a small sofa, but the kitchen was missing.
Then, in addition to the dining rooms, I made a large fireplace, which I used to cook the family meals, and I added a full-size sink.
There was a very long hallway, so I made it long enough for me to walk through and use the bathroom, but I didn´t have enough room for the children to play in.
Also, I wanted a big yard for the family to use.
To make it easier to build, I kept the house in a really nice area that was easy to get to.
And I also built the garden with a lot of trees and shrubs, so that the area could have a lot more variety.
Some people don´t want to do that.
Well, the more they want to make their home the more beautiful it will be.
A lot of people think they are just going to live in their basement or garage.
They don´trick themselves into thinking they are going to build their own house.LISA (to Lisa): The garden is my favorite part of the cottage.
Lisa: What was the most challenging aspect of building the cottage?LISA HASS, Author, Living in the Woods: When you are building a cottage, you don’t know how it will look.
One of the things that is very important is to make sure the house is the most beautiful it can be.
The cottage was built by a very accomplished architect.
He designed the house as a home and as a place for family and friends.
On top of that, he wanted to make it very, very functional.
What you will not find in any modern home is the kitchen.
And that is where it was really important to make the cottage look like a modern home.
I had to make my cottage as a kitchen and a living room, and then add a kitchenette and a dining table.
And then add an oven.
And also, an ice cream maker.
And so on.
If you want to build a house, you have to have the most modern design.
How do you do that?
Lisa: The most difficult aspect of making the cottage is the living rooms.
All of my living rooms have different features.
People in the house can watch TV in the dining hall, and people in the bedroom can watch television.
These are all important features.
The dining hall and the dining tables can be used to watch movies, and you can use the TV in your bedroom.