So if you haven’t guessed by the previous post, we moved a few months ago. Yes no more Apartment Homestead, but even though the name of this blog is Project Small…we really needed a little more room. We wanted to start growing our own food and more importantly, with all of the projects we have going on, we really needed the space (mind you that all the storage for the shop, Patchwork, my classes/preservation work and Craftcation conference are stored by and large at our place)!
We were excited to find a small house in a cute neighborhood that is really close to the shop. It’s a 1942 California Bungalow (please correct me if i am wrong), with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car garage a shed in the very back of the yard (perfect for Patchwork supplies/equipment) and a sun room that leads to the back yard…yes a BACKYARD!!
As much as we said, “lets get a fixer-upper” the reality is we are just too busy to redo an entire house. We were lucky that this house had nice floors already installed, exterior painted and even though the kitchen is not “our style”, it was a new kitchen and something that we could actually tackle as a project in time.
The best part of this place (besides the sun room), was a nice front and backyard, we have so many plans for this part of the house! We for sure want to host pop-ups, events and workshops that we couldn’t do that the shop. Some of the thing we are looking to do:
-make an outdoor kitchen, like Kelly and Patrick’s (beekeepers house i talked/raved about a while back) where we can cook/entertain/teach
-bread oven: i have been wanting a bread/pizza oven for years and we now will have the room for one- how cool would it be to make pizzas for breakfast and dinner?!?
-edible garden: we want every inch of this place, front and back put to good use- front yard will be fruits/flowers/herbs and the back veggies/staple items. Passion fruit and bean vines, everything!
…i will be posting how each of the rooms/spaces turn out- things definitely look different already!