1.11.2010

Backyard Cottages...

OK, so these definitely seem out of place with the below 20 degree temperatures we are having around here, but they look like a perfect little getaway in your own backyard. I am ready for warmer weather.

courtesy: sunset

17 comments:

Tricia said...

What lovely, refreshing images. It's bitterly cold here too. This was a very welcome break.
Thanks.

XO*Tricia

Tara Dillard said...

Summer Houses are common in European gardens. Fell in love with them there.

I put them in a lot of landscape designs. Budget concerns?

Begin with 6" x 6" posts, stone floor, roof. Add back wall, the next year. You may decide to stop there. The next year add side walls. Stop there? Keep going, add the front wall/door.

Add fireplace, TV, comfortable seating.

Fabulous pics, & a nice mix you posted.

Garden & Be well, XO Tara

Blue Muse said...

If I could send you the warm California sunshine, I would! I love these little backyard cottages and long for one for my office!
xo Isa

JMW said...

These are great! I would love to have a cottage for my kids in the backyard, as well as one to house my own office. A girl can dream...

laurelstreet said...

I love these - I would love to make a little studio/workshop space in my backyard and a terrace for entertaining... this post is officially bookmarked!

Amy said...

i agree.. Love these! and yes it is sooo cole everywhere!!!

Beachbrights said...

I love back yard cottages and I love this post!! Everyone of these pictures is going in my "idea folder". Thanks for sharing and making me smile :)

XOXO

Sheri Howard said...

I know I have always wanted a backyard cottage like those...

Sarah said...

Love those....I have a little one in my backyard and really worked on it last summer...we'll see how everything blooms this Spring!

LenkaLovee said...

i love this idea! a getaway in your own home!! love it! :)

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the idea of having a little getaway in my backyard. I need one.

flwrjane said...

A BIG thank you from the frozen tundra that is Virginia. These warmed up my heart if not my toes!

muralimanohar said...

Oh Em Gee. I WANT one. I have the perfect weather for 'em. :p

Blueprint Bliss said...

Can you imagine walking out in your backyard to one of those? Fabulous!

pve design said...

Every Mom needs a place to escape to. I would love one as a little retreat, a place to paint, to dream and to have a tiny tea party.
pve

paula said...

I want the first or seventh image to live in my backyard.

Kelly - Little French Nest said...

I love this idea - you don't see it much here in Queensland. I would love to have one of these as a craft/painting room {save our poor rumpus room from the mess} xx