For those who may be curious about my housing, this post is for you! I live on the farm in a lovely one room cottage most often referred to as The Girl’s Cottage. You may also hear it referred to as The Heathernet, on occasion. It was built in the spring of 2011 to house female interns. If I remember correctly (I measured last summer), it is about 360 sq. ft.
Due to time constraints, the cottage was not quite finished before the first interns needed to move in, so the place was a bit “rustic.” The picture below is how it looked last summer with three occupants. I had the top bunk, which I loved. It reminded me of being at summer camp a LOOOONG time ago.
One of the highlights of the cottage was our composting toilet. I think composting toilets are a good idea and I was glad to experience life with a composting toilet, but now I have a flush toilet and let’s just say I can’t complain.
After I was selected for the apprenticeship, I was told that I would still live in the cottage and that it would be getting a makeover. The project started during the time between the internship and apprenticeship (beginning October 2012) and was finished shortly after Christmas. Here are a few more pictures.
This little place has been a total blessing. It is cozy, warm, and welcoming. Almost everybody on the farm helped in some way during the renovation. It is great how everybody on the farm has different talents and gifts to contribute to certain projects. I learned a great deal about home renovations which I know will come in handy in the future. Also, I figured out the secret to keeping a clean home…live in a small, one room house!
Finally, here are a few pics of my “yard.”