Monday, August 15, 2011

Home Tour
























I got so carried away with the flowers that I forgot to say where we went before the flowers arrived. The AIA East Bay Home Tour! Every year we get a kick out of the tours in San Francisco and Marin. This is the first year they've offered one in the East Bay and it looked intriguing. So we went, and it was.

The tiny house above was my favorite. The glass roof over the deck is made from the back windows of old vans that are welded together. The sides of the house are refinished panels from junked car doors. The siding on the bottom of the house (see below) is tree bark from the trees used to build the upper story.

One thing that I love about going on these tours is having a glimpse into somebody else's life. The books, the toys, the art: all fascinating.


7 comments:

mary ann said...

Wow, I love that house too!

booda baby said...

Me,too. (I love this house.) What I love BEST about this house is - yes, loads of recycled stuff, but not in ANY WAY at the expense of aesthetics. It's pretty easy to look wacky and wacko and that's good entertainment, but good entertainment is not the same as good living.

THIS looks like good living.

Linda Davick said...

Mary Ann: Oh but that house YOU posted today (When You Had More Money Than Brains)!

Booda, you are wise as ever.

gina said...

fun!

mari said...

Linda, when I saw that photo pop up in my reader I thought, "Omg, Linda moved to a really cool place! Gotta visit!" You'd fit right in. It's genius.

linda said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh! I wish, Mari!

Lisa Horstman said...

That house is brilliant.