(This may be a temporary post because of the pictures, but I'm so happy that you want to hear about my little writing house.)
The New York Times recently posted an article about backyard offices, and for once I may be ahead of the curve.
You see, for decades I had talked about wanting a writing house. I looked at all the pictures online and dreamed about it, as longtime readers know.
I'm not Michael Pollan with acreage in the woods somewhere, so it's in the back yard.
We decided on 12 x 16, the largest we could have without a permit in our area. We hired someone to build it, so it has frame construction, insulation, and tall ceilings.
It's a functional 4-season space, with A/C, heat, and wifi. The lights inside are bright enough to illuminate the whole space, and it's quiet. It's not an art studio filled with decorative elements like in the NYT piece and elsewhere online. (I've made quite a study of these little structures, clearly.)
It's meant for work, with 4 bookcases, a desk and desk chair, and two chairs for sitting, including the rocking chair.
Inside, I can sit at the desk and write, or pace back and forth, or read in the rocking chair. I can and do stay up late without bothering anybody, when the writing is going well, which is often late into the night rather than in the morning.
What else to say about it? Having this space makes me happy every single day, no matter what else is going on.
I'm clearly besotted with this little house, and although I have looked at a lot of them online, this one suits me right down to the ground.
What would you have or want in your writing house?