We’ve lived here almost 2 years now. I can’t believe it and it’s coming to my realisation that it’s coming to an end. Our contract, two years with an optional third, has a flexible end to accomodate the incoming directors, could end before we know it and I wanted to share with you some things that I love about our little cottage Tussocky, that we have called home.
So in no particular order…
- I love the toilet. It’s composting, has a great view, needs no flushing and means that you have to go outside everyday. I don’t love that in the night I have to go outside to go to the toilet. But it’s closer to our cottage than the one at the camp and I chatted to someone last year about how they designed their house with their toilet just outside their main door, so that each day they would have to go outside. How often do you realise you didn’t leave the house some days?
- It’s remote, quiet and peaceful. I can spend days not talking to anyone and sometimes that’s so lovely. I do get a little lonely and have days where I just need to go into town so that I can talk to someone other than the people who live here.
- Our river. Gosh, I do love our river. We pump our drinking water, showering water, bathing water, cooking water etc up from the river. It’s also the perfect way to relax after a big day, great way to spend summer days and perfect way to cool off after those crazy hot days.
- Our bath. I haven’t been utilising it much recently. Lying out here with epsom salts and essential oils, my book, whatever weather I am surprised with and the birds is pretty spectacular.
- Using fire to warm us and create ambiance. We have a little pot belly stove inside that we light to warm the house up in winter. We also have a fire pit outside that we sit around and even cook around when there are more people here. It’s lovely, we call it bush TV, and for some reason is the bearer of beautiful conversations.