Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A touch of the excitement.


View from the deck of the Tigeen* today.

I don't know how many businesses I've been involved in/owned-operated/partnered in but I could offer you a partial list:

Catering company
Accounting Tax Service/Bookkeeping company
Answering Service
Boarding House
Landlord

And today, with the phenomenal help of Daughter who cracks that whip (quite lovingly), I launched another. Yes, The Tigeen is finally ready for rent. Well, just about ready.

We cleaned up there. We lit the wood stove. We ran the vacuum cleaner off the solar panel electricity and also the wee fridge and the lights. And she held fast. And the power didn't run out. We hung out the quilts and pillows in the sun. She is gorgeous. She has no environmental footprint. Whatsoever. Rain water from the barrel. Composting toilet.


Loft bed with skylight - you should see the stars at night as you lie on this bed!

It will be of particular interest to writers and artists who crave solitude and beauty as it overlooks the entire bay and is nestled high above the trees. You can look down on eagles and grackles and blue jays flying around.

I absolutely adore this wee place, so compact and peaceful and just extraordinary.

It was a long held dream, this beautiful Tigeen, and I so loved designing every small component of it. It's like she lived in me for a very long time and finally was born.

Now I'll see if others appreciate it the way I do.

Woodstove in the Tigeen.

*little house in Irish.



22 comments:

  1. That's a word I have to remember - Tigeen. Pronounced how? Tie-gene or Tie-geen?

    Oh I forgot, you don't talk to us anymore do you?

    Anyway, we lived in two such places for a total of five years and I still weep with longing to go back. Lying in bed at night looking out at the stars can't be beat.

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  2. Deb:

    I'm talking. I talked to everyone on the last post. Before I did this post.
    Back on track unless it gets too busy.
    Hard g on tigeen. "een" means small in Irish. Tig=house. Coll=woman. Colleen=girl. Maureen=little Mary. QED.
    You lived in wee houses for 5 years?
    Jealous. It should be a required life skill.
    XO
    WWW

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  3. A cabin with no environmental footprint is great. I love the cute little stove. There must be plenty of people out there who would appreciate such a peaceful and scenic spot.

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  4. Simply beautiful.

    And, I meant to say yesterday: it's your blog and you do what you want with it. It's always good to read your response to comments, of course, but just knowing you read and appreciate them is enough for me.

    I find the to-ing and fro-ing of blogging can become tyranical and the opportunites of unknowingly offending people endless.

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  5. Nick:

    I truly am crazy about it. If it is a successful endeavour I have plans to build a double cabin with water power from the stream that runs on my property.

    XO
    WWW

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  6. Pamela:

    I hear you on the offence (and in my case on being offended by some unthinking posts). However, I find it an excellent process of fine-tuning writing.

    XO
    WWW

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  7. This is a great idea! People who have seen our timber frame garden shed mentioned it could be used as a bunkhouse. Your beautifully finished Tigeen is much nicer and more welcoming, so I bet you will have lots of interest.

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  8. Splendid! I'm sure you'll get many requests for occupancy.

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  9. OWJ:
    Thank you. I designed it myself and feel such a special connection to it.
    XO
    WWW

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  10. I'd love to see your bunkhouse Sharon!
    Small/tiny living spaces fascinate me!
    XO
    WWW

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  11. RJA:
    Still waiting - but I do hope so, it is very unusual.
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Wow. This is quite a lovely little abode. Hope you have wonderful renters who appreciate and care for it.

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  13. ' oh to have a little house, to own the fire and stool and all' love your peice about the tigin (teach beag' hope you get this comment:)

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  14. Ganesha willing I shall come and rent it from you WWW. How will I be able to climb to the bed?

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  15. I am so late with playing catch-up after my week in Dublin. Look at what I missed the unveiling of the fabulous Tigeen! May folk find peace, contentment and the desire to return to this wonderful cabin with no environmental footprint.

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  16. The idea is great. This is really a charming tiny abode. Thank you.

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