Around life in the barn

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…inside the barn next to the house…

This is our “home” for the next year or two, while we are renovating the house. We cleared out the dirt and rubble and hay from the barn and carried in a bed or two, fixed up a shower from a tin tub, some old ladders and basins for a bathroom corner and the old wood burning stove for a kitchen corner. It is warm and cosy, comfy and relaxing, but it still is a barn with owls coming and going through open windows, visits from lost mice and the odd bug and beetle. It sure is an experience different to the luxury of a well equipped home, but it provides a story every day, some of which we hope to remember many years to come and even one day be able to tell our grandchildren and generations after…well, hopefully not in person..!

entrance to the barnopenin gup the barnthe future washbasinhome of the owlsdinner on the first nightDug out from the dirtcreating a basina first bouquetayiani investigatingtokala catching up on mealslilacs in a windownothingnessoranges for the thirstwe'll watcha frist nights sleep

a barn kitchenwashing the dishesrinsing and hangingpreparation cornercooking and cuttingtime for coffeecoffee cornerprepration corner

the pantrysunshine in the kitchen

plates and bowlsthe living rooma privat showerview on the shower cornertime to get cleanshower in a tin tuba perfect showerthe teeth-brush-cornertowels on the railcushions and curtainsmy place is on the bedview on the bedrooma lamp and a window in the bedroommiscellaneous cornergallery

Longdrop at coin Perduswitch on the lightdone!a mirror image


13 responses

  1. annie

    I love these photos of life going on at Coin Perdu as well as the sketches and paintings. I feel I am such a part of it. Tokala and Ayaini have really made themselves at home? And the Longdrop (with a light! ) is a more royal “reading room” than the one I grew up with as a child.

    July 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

  2. This is a charming out house…for the summer. Something might get awefully cold in the winter!!!

    Do you have an out door shower?

    July 10, 2009 at 7:39 am

  3. I love what you have done to this barn in every way. Your taste is right up my alley.

    July 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm

  4. Maree

    What an exciting project Ronell! I absolutely love renovating and much prefer it to buying a new place – done it twice already. Good luck en sterkte.

    August 14, 2009 at 6:35 am

  5. I love these pictures. Your place is very “Little House On The Prairie” looking. So romantic as well. 🙂

    August 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm

  6. R, you have such a sense of style! I love the silver service amid the rustic kitchen. I think your house should be in a fancy spread in a glossy magazine!

    December 16, 2009 at 6:48 am

  7. I love what you’ve done to your temporary living quarters. Everything looks very comfortable indeed 🙂 Best of luck with renovations.

    January 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

  8. Cara Ronelle……Your photos of the adventurous renovation of your coin perdu are so sweet; but the number one of originality is surely your romantic SHOWER TUB!!!!!!

    I love it!!!!!

    You have got the fascinating talent to transform the simpliest little place in a homely, warm and charming little oasis….GORGEOUS!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

    October 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm

  9. How do you manage to make “the basics” look so elegant and completely charming, Ronelle?

    December 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

  10. nina

    you have an eye of an artist
    and a soul of a poet
    enjoy life to the fullest
    love nina

    March 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

  11. Ronelle, I can’t wait for all those stories of every day life at Coin Perdu!

    July 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm

  12. acitygirlscountrydream

    Not bad for temporary living conditions. I should have thought about that!!

    June 30, 2012 at 12:28 am

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