Cubbies

Cubbies

I remember always wanting a fancy cubby house – abit like the one Lewi has yet he’s never really played in;) My brother and I built a cubby of sorts in our big old pine tree at The Pinch. It was fort-like and very basic. The fun was in the building and...
Dad & JoAnne’s Nest

Dad & JoAnne’s Nest

My Dad and Jo Anne live on acreage where they have lots of angora goats, in a beautiful part of the far south coast. They built their main nest about 5 years ago, while living in an old settlers cottage, which they now use as guest accommodation. Along with the...
Foxglove Spires

Foxglove Spires

Foxglove Spires, nestled into the foot of Mt Dromedary (Guluga), is the inspiration for many facets of my nesting and feathering. My love for this beautiful house and garden began way back in the Mecklenberg St days. Embarrassingly, my very first garden was a pathetic...
Gypsy

Gypsy

Right now I’m singing… The gypsy rover went over the hill down to the valley so shady He whistled and he sang ’til the green woods rang And he won the heart of a laaadyAh de do ah de do da day Ah de do ah de da deHe whistled and he sang ’til...
Nooks

Nooks

Everyone needs a nook. A special little corner of your nest or garden where you can curl up, chill out, be still and let the world go by. A cup of tea, a piece of chocolate (or two!) and a good book to while away some blissful moments in the quiet and cosiness of your...
Storage

Storage

There are so many ways to store our precious possessions. Built-ins are the modern way and extremely practical. They suit so many people, particularly builders of new nests. They are not the only option, however. Have a look at these lovely storage ideas. I love the...
Craft Rooms

Craft Rooms

I love the term ‘craft room’. It’s fairly American, we don’t really call them that here in Australia, but I like it because it can mean all sorts of things. It could mean a studio or study room; an art room, a sewing room, a scrap booking room,...
Barns

Barns

  I have a barn obsession. I love the shape of barns. I’ve drawn lots of different plans for a barn-style house over the years. The simplicity of this shape is what draws me to them – clean lines, rustic in design. Whenever I see an old barn I get...