I’m about 90% done with setting up a new hobby space. We’ve recently moved and the house is a lot smaller than the last. This is a good thing because I hope to eventually do the “tiny house” living thing. Low impact and semi self sufficient.
I guess this house, I’m in now, is like the first draft copy of the tiny house dream.
It’s been hectic to say the least as moving house always is but add in a Covid lockdown and extremely bad weather (rain, high winds and storms) and you’ve got an even tougher time.
I’m in the same area as the last house just higher up the hill so the views are even better.
At the last house I had room to swing a pig but this new one has made me have to put my thinking cap on. Luckily there is ample room under the house for storage. I set up pallets and will eventually add a gravel pathway down there because it is pretty muddy but it’s a good spot for big plastic (sealed) tubs of miniatures, terrain and other odds and ends. There’s a lot there. I also had to build a door to keep under the house secured.
The really nice thing about this block is that it’s very secluded. It’s a bush block filled with native trees and shrubs plus even some old camellia trees. However my miniatures are my family so extra security was a must haha.
My actual hobby space is a desk with a cupboard/unit in front of it.
I’ll be adding a shelf for all my paints. I’ve highlighted the section where in the below pic
CoffinWood buildings sit on top of storage compartment containers to keep me motivated with that parity project.
I plan on painting more bush/plaques but this one has already gone up on the wall and will be joined by many more.
It’s a cosy home and we are very happy there and it’s been interesting, challenging but fun to try and reduce what we had to fit a smaller place. My rule of thumb has been “if in doubt, Chuck it out”. This excludes any sentimental things but isn’t it funny how we hang on to stuff for sentimental reasons. For example I found an old toddler harness that was my Dads when he was little. Mum gave them to me years ago. I have no use for them and haven’t looked at them for about two years but I still kept them and couldn’t and wouldn’t ever Chuck them out.
Eventually when I do have a tiny home I will also build a large-ish shed for tools, potting and for my beloved hobby. It’s part of my life. It’s who I am.
After setting up the hobby area last night I planned to paint a bit of CoffinWood but I opted for scotch and writing a few songs instead hehe.
Hopefully over the weekend I’ll finally pick up the brushes.
I’ll leave you with one more photo before I go. This stained glass lead light window is the first piece to the tiny home that I’ll eventually be in one day. The person I bought it from, on the other side of the city, believes it may be from around the 50s as the house he was renovating was built in 1955.
I hope you’re all well.