I’ve written about this elsewhere, but I’m going to write about it here too. Because, hey – some things are just too fun to keep to yourself.
Earlier this year, Alan and I bought a covered wagon. The plan was to turn it into a tiny house where people could stay.
(Just kidding – there was no plan. It was just too cool to pass up.)
But soon after that there was most definitely A Plan. It involved building a platform for a double mattress, repairing the canvas cover, sewing a second privacy door, and adding a screen to keep the buggers out.
I’m pleased to say, she’s finished and hosting her first guest.
The sarongs on the ceiling were a last minute (and I think beautiful) addition. They were a gift from a Malaysian friend some 25 years ago. I have him two hundred dollars – a lot of money in those days – and he sourced a pile of beautiful fabrics on a trip home. I still have them, most never used for anything other than simply appreciating them.
Time to put them to good use.
I hope to use some of the others to make some extra quilts for the bed. The current blanket is more functional than beautiful, but not for long. As the days get shorter and the nights longer, I hope the extra layers will allow an adventurous guest to eek out an extra stay in the crisp autumn air.
In the meantime, we’re counting down the weekends til the weather turns, a bittersweet timeline we’re never fully certain of. When the season is done, we’ll untie her cover and pull out her bents and tuck her in for a winter’s hibernation.