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.




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


A container room with a big deck. 


Rustic spot for a picnic.


A dreamy tree house - perfect for a sleepover.


A modern perch for bird watching.


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 :




Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

What's New
Please reload

Please reload

  • Pinterest - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle