Places We Go : Staycation

July 23, 2017

 

 

Do you have a little getaway?  If money were no object, my idea of a weekend place would be right in our backyard in Oakland, CA.  Nestled up against a regional part, the woods behind our house would be a perfect spot for a little vacation place.  I can imagine it near the deer path with an occasional tarantula, gopher snake or mountain lion passing by.  

 

Here's the view of our "woods" from our deck, 3 stories up.  You can see the 2nd story deck railing below.  And below that is an above ground basement level.  

Since it's a severe downslope, seems like some grading would have to be done for a level site.  And then stairs would have to be built to get down the hill.  $ signs are already rolling in my eyes.  All I'd like is a simple room and deck.  No electricity or other modern conveniences.  Let's look at the possibilities.

 

 architectural digest.com

 

On a warm afternoon, we could forgo the A/C, traveling down the hill to sit on the deck of the tented room. 

 

containerhomeshybrid.com

 

A container room with a big deck.

 

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Rustic spot for a picnic.

 

pithandvigor.com

 

A dreamy tree house - perfect for a sleepover.

 

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A modern perch for bird watching.

 

moderncountrystyle.com

 

Something like this would do - just a simple, quiet place to enjoy nature.  No packing (maybe just a bag of ice and some drinks) and 5 minutes travel time.  OK, maybe a good mattress, too, just in case we'd want to have a sleepover.  After all, who doesn't sleep better in their own bed?  

top photo :  tinyhouseblog.com

 

 

 

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