Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Winter Wonderland at the BC Cottage

Happy Holidays!

I have been so busy working on the dream cottage that I haven't had time to blog about it. I am in British Columbia at my cottage until January 5th…busy organizing, decorating, rearranging and cleaning, and even squeezing in time to go out dancing. Loving every minute of my time here.

I plan to rent out the cottage on a weekly basis here and there through out the year…so I have been trying to think from a vacation renter perspective…

What do guests expect?
What do guests want?
What do guests need?
What will make the best experience for guests so they come back and tell all their friends?
What would be unexpected?

When I got to the cottage on Friday December 20th it had just snowed about 6 inches. Normally it only snows in the surrounding hills and mountains. What a beautiful site…it made me feel as if I was back in Minnesota. It was that wet heavy snow that drapes the trees. And of course my four-legged girl loved it. Since it normally doesn't snow I didn't have a snow shovel on hand…made due by using a gardening shovel. 

Over the next few weeks you will get to see the interior transformation. There is one change that has made a dramatic difference.

Winter Wonderland

Life is GOOD!

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

BC Cottage

The last time I truly blogged was 2010 and then I made one feeble attempt to start again in January 2013. The challenge in getting back to blogging was I didn't have anything to blog about...until NOW!

And WOW I realize how boring my blog looks, especially compared to all the bloggers I started out with back in 2008.  I guess a new look will have to be next on the blogging to-do list.

Anyway…on to the reason I am back to blogging. I bought a small cottage in British Columbia…a cottage that is only accessible via the ferry or sea plane. And when I say small…500 square feet. Over the next few weeks and months I will show you the inside and share my story.

BC Dream Cottage
Oh, and it has a 100 square foot bunk house/studio…whatever one wishes to do with it. For me it will ultimately be a bunk house. It needs to be painted and decorated…however that won't happen until late Spring or early Summer.
The Bunk House/Studio
A view of the beach, ocean and mountains…this photo was taken from a friend's house. My view is good…not this grand…however I can walk 20 yards to the pier and see it all.
Why I like it here!

A dream come true!

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