|Cusato Cottage KC 1200|
I'm looking everywhere for salvaged, up-cycled materials. I want an old farmhouse sink. Reclaimed stone or brick for the chimney and hearth. A wood-burning stove. I'd like old doors and latches and a claw foot tub. Like Freeman House. Hello, do I ever miss that house.
In the evenings I pour over catalogues. Solar panels enthrall me right now. As do rain barrels. I'm the only girl I know who converses intelligently - excitedly, even - about tankless hot water heaters. The obsession is, however, a means to an end: buying some land, building this cottage, piecing it together to be as energy efficient as possible... it all means I can afford to do what I love: write. Garden. Create. Volunteer.
But for now it's just pictures. Catalogues, tear sheets and paint swatches.
It won't be forever.