We’ve been weaving our way through this wonderful life with the intent of finding our”bliss.” In other words, living in sync with what what speaks to us, what brings us joy. Isn’t it interesting that desire led us to Buxton Farm?
Desire is like that, you never know where it will take you. If you’re up for the ride it can open doors that change your life forever. Buxton has done that indeed.
A few years ago we discovered creative people building portable spaces, tiny homes on wheels. I became interested immediately. We considered building one for sometime. When we moved to Virginia we found a local artisanal woodworker. He’s a remarkable builder, we hired immediately. What fun it was to create this space.
I’m looking forward to painting the tiny soon. Earth tones. Something soft but appealing and warm. At Buxton we kept the natural poplar look, it blends in with some of the older outbuildings on this old farm which was what we wanted. It’s fun thinking about how sweet it will look when it has some color.
Inside this 8×16 space is our loft with high ceilings, the perfect ceiling fan for hot humid nights, american clay plaster walls which are so much more appealing than paint, beautiful poplar hardwood floors, and passive solar windows. The high ceilings give it a spacious feeling. It’s really the perfect room for us. We have gorgeous views at every glance and we go to bed every night to the serene song of the river. It’s heavenly.
We can also keep a steadfast eye on the broiler field where our chickens and turkeys range as the tiny is located at the heart of our busy pastures. Many nights packs of coyote pass right by us. Sometimes the cows and hens are right outside our front door. But this is finer than camping! So much more comfortable!
I highly recommend these small portable spaces! Especially for the gypsy kind of adventurous person! When you’re into following your bliss like we are, being mobile really makes sense. I look forward to a second space with a kitchen and bathroom.
I used to love big old rustic farmhouses. Not anymore. I’m into small spaces easy to heat and cool. I also like befriending more and more the concept of living as a minimalist. There’s something freeing about that. Building small spaces can fit in almost everyone’s budget. You can learn more at tumbleweedhouses.com. I know some of you will appreciate these special spaces.