Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Charm of Backyard Guest Cottages

  Backyard Cottage:

Small cute structures add charm, interest, and character to your back yard landscape design. They are hobby centers, storage or potting sheds, pool houses, greenhouses, guest houses, children's playhouses, car garages, home offices, workshops, outhouses (?)  garden sheds and more. Since holidays are approaching, I am thinking about ...guest cottages:

 Sometimes chickens live there, charmingly:

This is so cute that I would kick the chickens out, clean it up a bit, 
and camp out during visits from the in-laws .
The chickens could have it back after Christmas.

Seriously, these guest quarters are a very smart way to welcome visitors – offering the privacy of separate quarters and the companionship of being close to the house.They often have little porches and pretty window boxes... and along with that charm comes electricity, plumbing and other conveniences of home.


 A perfect way to enjoy guests~

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This one below is just too cute! I'd probably live in it if I had that property to go with it:
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Maybe a former chapel? :
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This was built from a kit!
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And this was built from a spark of creative genius:
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Maybe they'd also be good for the adult children who return home....
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From another kit -- there are many, many styles and sizes etc out there!
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A nice Victorian touch:
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I could be very very happy as a LONG term guest here:
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                               Or here:
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                                  Or here! :

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What a great  landscaping anchor!
           I wonder what the real estate return would be on something like this...
                         If you have one of these charmers, I will be right over!

Have a GREAT day!

~~Valerie

2 comments:

  1. My guests would never leave! talk about pampering someone.

    I''d be tempted to create an office "nook" and move in for a bit, too.

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