I think for most of my Florafairweather career (can I call it a career?? 😂 probably not.) *Edit that later!
I think for most of my Florafairweather *career* I’ve been banging on to you about my Tiny House plan. Sell Rose Cottage in all it’s glory, build a Tiny House in our Orchard & live happily ever after with a bunch of ‘freed-up’ money to spend on more animals needing a happier home…
“Simply put, Tiny House Living is a Social movement where people choose to downsize the space they live in to place themselves right in nature. It is about living in a home that generates its own electricity & catches its own water while allowing you to live free from rent, mortgage or utility bills.”
Rose Cottage is absolutely my dream home, (except this one in the next village to us) WOW (but never in this lifetime will I make enough blanket sales for that!!) The thing with living here though is the time it takes to pay its bills doesn’t leave spare for very much else. So, less space inside will mean more time outside which for me & that 3.5yr old little legs of mine is an absolute mantra.
ill be pretty much be self sufficient in every way, it wasn't difficult to figure it out because there's not a vast area to heat, power or even make water travel to. The design is like a modern 'Long House' which Rose Cottage fondly once was nearly 300 years ago! (The cows were downstairs & the people were upstairs. *You can imagine what Sir Dylan said when I brought that suggestion up… 🤨😆🐖🐖🐖)
It seems so simple I'm wondering why the planning office have been baffled by us doing such a thing.
Anyway, in contrast to Rose Cottage now, we have opened up our lounge/kitchen area & added a lot of glass to that end of the new house. It’s only one storey so we will have a vaulted ceiling with roof windows & a glass wall of doors looking out into PigPigs field. I’m pretty set on a kitchen similar to this…
The Velux are absolutely going to ‘make’ the house. Being quite a short chalet style shape could mean the house to be dark but with a full row of them above the kitchen will be JUST beautiful!!!
It’s so so difficult when you have a project ahead of you to know how to tackle things like the amount of daylight that will hit your face throughout the day! **BOOM** enter an app I’ve found purely because of my mistakes in our bedroom extension which I just can’t forgive myself for!!! (WHY oh WHY did we not put a sky light above our shower?? 😪😪😪🤦🏼♀️) If I’d have used the ‘My Daylight App’ by the Velux Group I’d have known earlier that it would make our en-suite magnificent!
When you’ve downloaded the app you add your room dimensions & specifics & it whips up a 3D version in a couple of mins. You then pop roof windows & vertical windows where you want them or where you don’t (just to double check!!!)
After you’ve chosen your flooring & wall colours you can even choose what time of day & year you’d like to see the room, for example, 6pm late summer etc etc… isn’t that amazing??? ☀️☀️☀️ Apart from actually just playing an adult version of dolls houses it’s literally MINDBLOWING to see your room flood with light based on your plans & choices. On the other hand, it might feel too bright for your tired eyes & you need to adjust a window size or loose one from another wall which you just wouldn’t have known to do otherwise.
Now, the icing on the cake, possibly because I’ve never played a video game in my life, possibly because I adore interiors & possibly because on a rainy day what could be better than pretending it’s a sunny day? Virtual Reality glasses… or binoculars as Flora called them!!! You can click to morph your room into VR which when wearing the goggles is just.FABULOUS & now I REALLY can’t wait to get going on the actual reality rather than the Virtual Reality!!! Thank you VELUX for your mindbogglingly brilliant app & thank you in advance to whoever buys Rose Cottage!!!