Sunday, July 21, 2013

Welcome to Walden Cottage

Greetings from Walden Cottage.

As you may have heard, we moved house at the start of the month, and while we were sad to leave our home of three years, we are loving our new home even more!  

The set up is three 10x10 rooms in a railroad apartment layout with a 5x5 bathroom tacked on the back (the caboose).  But the real draw of the place was the outdoor space which has almost 600 square feet of living area including a covered deck, grape vines, dining table, room for two raised beds and a few half-wine barrel planters.  Oh, and a hot tub.

Moving day was a huge pain because we decided to move the garden as well (split between our yard and our landlord's yard), but fortunately our new home is just 2 blocks from our old home (which was just 2 blocks from our previous home).  We want to thank Mike, Blair, Kristin, Jared, Tim and Sascha for all their help on the 7th, and for making our transition here almost seamless.

We've decided to name our little house Walden Cottage because it's a space for spiritual growth, self-reliance and living in nature.  We expect to be doing a lot of outdoor living here: dining, gardening, reading, relaxing and swimming in our mini Walden Pond (the tub).

It's a bit run down but we've made it our own and feel very much at home already.

 Below are some photos we wanted to share.  We didn't include any of the bedroom as our bedroom furnishings consist of our California king size bed...and nothing else.

To those in the neighborhood interested in having a meal together under our grape canopy or jumping in the tub, email us.



Stu Chuang Matthews said...

Looking beautiful. I can't wait to visit.

- Stu

Tim Chansy said...

Neat space - especially the outdoor stuff.

Anonymous said...

hi! I'm an old friend of Pearl and her brother Pablo. Looking to get in touch with her to check in on Pablo - he contacted me in May but I haven't been able to get in touch with him since. Can you have her email me at Thanks! ~Brian Eyler