Two years and a half years ago we moved from a large house in town to our property. The purchase of land meant we had to downsize. The house is 9.5 meters by 8.88 meters, a BIG challenge to fit ten people into.
This photo was taken after lunch, see how there is still shade on the house? Our living area is at the front on the right. We long for the sun all morning, the house has been positioned incorrectly.
Along this side are the three bedrooms, the four oldest boys share the front room, (no side window) the three girls share the middle, theirs is the first window, (along with four bookcases) and we have the back bedroom with Jem.
We use every available space; and with the aid of our shipping container we fit in. It does mean we have to do some serious detachment at times.
The kitchen is the second window, and we’ve come around to the living area (lounge/dining/learning room) the far front window again.
The crazy part is the laundry and bathroom (in the middle) has the sunny view. And our room, which is the far left window.
I must confess this particular picture of the back of the house was taken some time ago, the garden obviously needs to returned to its former glory.
We are however about to embark on a new phase in our life and start extensions! We will be building ourselves so it will be a few years till complete but the finished house will be three times this size. Stay tuned for plans.