Sunday, October 06, 2013

Cottage on the Hill: Featured on The Owner-Builder Network

by Zinta Aistars

Cottage on the Hill at Z Acres

The Owner-Builder Network, a network of DIY (do-it-yourself) people based in Australia, has featured Cottage on the Hill, my own little writer's retreat at Z Acres, with many, many photos on their website and on their Facebook page. Visit and enjoy!

What could this odd-shaped and many-windowed little house in the woods have possibly housed? I stood in the woods on the top of the hill with my real estate agent, gazing in befuddlement—and increasingly also in delighted awe—at the little structure that reminded me a little of a Dr. Seuss house, a little of a Tim Burton mad creation.
It certainly wasn’t the main house. Standing in those snowy woods in December 2011, I was on this 10-acre farm, with deeds dating back to 1832, in southwest Michigan, to see the farmhouse and the land that were up for sale. This little cottage was, well, a bonus. My real estate agent was as intrigued as I. We’d already toured the farmhouse, and we’d already walked the grounds, the tool shed, the barn. Now, this. READ THE COMPLETE BLOG WITH PHOTOS AT OBN.

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