P L A N S | the build

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Source: Simplicity Love

Good evening, all. This post is one that I have been working on for a few days – a lot of research has been poured into this and there is always room for more. We view this aspect of the trip to be one of the major tasks, and therefore will revisit this topic often. There are quite a few factors that go into building a home; we are going for a simpler approach that is most budget-friendly and as natural as possible. After many months reading blogs, articles, journals, etc., we have discovered that the best material to use for our situations would be combination of Earth bag construction with a cob (a mixture of white sand, clay, and straw) finish. Coastal Grecian towns, such as Mykonos, have inspired the overall look we are striving for while building: a nice, modern white finish, a square shape, and a use of clean lines. First, let’s take a look at some inspiration photos that we have molded our ideas around (click on the photo for a description).

 

Next, we will be taking a look at the backyard, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor shower. We are wanting to live a more indoor-outdoor lifestyle, with the space to be surrounded by natural elements, as well as trying to be as Earth friendly and environmentally conscious as we can. We will be growing our own food, as well as use the tools that Mother Nature provides for medicinal, aesthetic, and ancient purposes (click on the photo for a description).

I N  C O N C L U S I O N

With hard work, resourcefulness, and determination, our goals will be achieved. To some of you, the idea of building your own home on an island is a laughing matter. Fortunately, a lot of people have discovered the freedom of letting go, trusting themselves, and building a life that they enjoy.

Posts in the near future, I will go further into topics, such as rainwater collection, irrigation systems, solar power, DIY household items, decor, and gardening specifics. Stick around –

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Source: Elle Decor

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