Monday, June 25, 2012

Treechange and Dream House



We've been talking about it for yearslast year it nearly happened, but we're getting closer and closer to our Treechange.

On the weekend we took a (what's becoming a semi-regular) drive up to the gorgeous little township of Glasshouse Mountains.  We inspected a few more houses and are just continuing to fall more in love with the little rural town.




It's funny looking at the houses, I love looking at a space and imagining what I would do in it, to it to make it our own.  Dreams of paint brushes and power tools dance in my head.

Over on Pinterest, I've been collecting images of things I dream for my new space...

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A little cabin in the backyard for a studio... one house we found had one already built, but alas, someone had already bought it ahead of us....




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I'd love to paint the house interiors white and then add in pops of colour...

after living with small pokey kitchens for the last six years, I dream of a light airy space to cook in and somewhere that my teapots and teacups can come out and play....





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A bathtub for long bubble-filled soaks is a must and I think I'd be in heaven if it looked onto tiles like this...










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The little one has asked if her room could be blue, we talked about putting some white fluffy clouds on the walls too...







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Of course I also dream of the things I could make for the house... the kimono yoyo quilt is slowly making progress and I think these little tea towel curtains would be so sweet in a kitchen...






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And then last, but certainly not least, is the yard or land that we're on.  Given that we're looking for a treechange, we certainly want lots of trees.  One place we seriously considered making an offer on had well established mango, macadamia nut, citrus, banana and guava trees.  While all those would be great, we're also looking for a good space for a very active toddler to run around with a dog, space for a vege garden and some chickens.




Of course, many of these things will take years to happen but it will be so great to have a place to get started on.

What would be in your dream house?  Do you have an inspiration folder you keep on Pinterest (I'd love a link to yours if you do)  or old school cutouts?  I have both.

5 comments:

Hot Fudge said...

Ah, the thrill of the chase - how well I remember it. Love the chook house.

I really hope it all comes together for you sooner rather than later.

Blonde One (Deb) said...

Wonderful to see your dreams of a home. I hope they come tree very soon with everything and more than you want.

Miu And Umi said...

This is such a welcoming collection of photos, all tranquility and light. Good luck with the search - I'm sure the final result will be wonderful, and worth the wait.

momijitomitsukoshi said...

How exciting! Every day is a day closer to your dream coming true!
We moved house last week so the process begins. I have an ideas book on houzz.com. That's about as far as I've got so far, apart from ripping up all the carpets. It is going to be a slow process but, like you, I keep dreaming and can't wait for it all to come together :-)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh wow, do it, we are!! My husband has been living in Brisbane for 2.5 years, he's home with us in Canberra for the rest of this year, then more years up there, however, we plan a lovely country switch as in Canberra you can easily live 50km from the CBD (children's schools) & have 100 acres with horses, crops, whatever you want. I can't wait, we're going to start putting in offers next month, love Posie

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