From Corvallis to Alsea, this is going up Mary's Peak and there are only 2 miles of curvy road (for those that get car sick)
This is the new home we've been building for the last 7 years and we're almost ready to move in. I will have a studio upstairs and I'd love to have some play date weekends / small retreats!
This is one view of the river from the back deck.
And this is the deck. . .
We've even hosted 3 weddings so far.
This is the great room (much will be unfinished even as we move in next month)
Below are just a few small shots of the landscaping and special places I love.
The second dwelling on the property is a MF home and it will be empty in about a month. . . so before we get it rented, I'd like to offer it as a place to camp out. . . . it can sleep 8. It really would have to be like camping (but fancier) you'd have to bring sleeping bags and mats or blowup mattresses, towels and personal stuff. There won't be any furniture - so just a place to crash. I'll keep the TP supplied! There's also a washer and a dryer, a dishwasher (oops no dishes - guess you'll only have the snacks you bring). A fridge and a microwave will still be there too. I imagine simple meals will have to be arranged. Alsea has no restaurant at this time because it's closed and up for sale. There is gas and a store.
This is one of our two shop kitties - but they're a little shy with strangers.
Our homes are smoke free but animal friendly.
So that's our place - a little piece of Heaven and people who come out here absolutely love it. The other special spot I don't have photos of just yet is the creek that runs along side the lower end of the property and the patio sitting area. You can literally sit there with a cool drink, hear stereo creek sounds from two sides as is winds through, the birds chirping like crazy and you just melt away into bliss. It's my favorite spot to relax!
And there are endless ideas for what to play with, fiber, paints, papers, stamps, photos, you name it. I also like the idea of renting a workshop from www.artworkshops.tv
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