The Simple Life
Just returned from Ireland a few days ago. Although I am admittedly pretty much set for life on the bucolic green hills, sheep, churches, and ruins. I am in love with the irish cottage.
I think, that bringing an irish style cottage to California (minus the high maintenance thatch roofing) would be an ideal way to move into the simple living format.
Doing a bit of research on building codes, simple stone masonry, and books on green building with ecofriendly materials.
From what Im reading a natural stone home is a really great way to go. The stone acts as a great insulator. Keeping summer heat out, and maintains internal temperatures in the home as well.
That and some really well thought out windows, doors for breezeways. and you’ve got a very efficient and comfortable little home.
Of course for Mr Jones to join me it will require a really great road TO that cottage. He could have never navigated the roads in Ireland with that dropped front.
I only saw 3 classic VWs in all of Ireland and all were Type 2’s. No wonder really. I dont think a bug could navigate those ruts well AT all. first they dont react fast enough for the trucks hogging the entire road at 50mph, and second I think the juts etc would just kill off the front end of the car.
Adding a picture of 2 of the 3 bay buses I saw…
Happy Driving. 🙂