Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Tiny House for Sarah






A blessing from her Poppa who spent three and a half days with us this past week.  He lives in eastern Massachusetts where I am from.  He brought  most of the materials with him.  As a carpenter he often has left overs from jobs.  He made the windows and the door himself.  I think it is really neat how he made the door making a frame around an old storm window.

This is really perfect timing for Sarah at age 9 and I have enjoyed hearing her plans and watch her make her tiny house a home.

She says she is going to put the tomatoes in the windowsill to ripen.  Has a basket of apples.  She made a window box herself and transplanted a marigold from her garden.

Today one of the windows has become the means of exchange for the store.  Flowers in exchange for apples.  Zucchini for pansies.  "Mom can you help me spell that," she asks.

She sweeps and  sweeps again and asks if she can have the small handmade broom for her house.
She keeps the key around her neck and locks the door every time she leaves.  Mostly to keep her little brother out.

Poppa will put the finishing touches on in the spring.  A metal roof and wooden clapboards which will, of course, be painted pink.

13 comments:

  1. That is just the sweetest story ever!

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  2. What an adorable little house!

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  3. Oh, Tonya...this sounds about as good as it gets for a young girl!!! What an opportunity! I know mine would love that. How blessed you are for raising such a competent, strong daughter, and how blessed she is for choosing such a family to enter the world into. Lots of love, Jules xo

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  4. how special is that? Every girl needs her own space from her brothers, way to go poppa.

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  5. Adorable! Love the window box! What a loving poppa she has!

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  6. What a darling little woman! I can't believe Emmy is two? Where does the time go??

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  7. I think I prefer Abby's tiny house. It was a fine example of determination and ingenuity. Can we have an update on that?

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  8. This is great! My kids would love a tiny house!

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  9. My granddaughter Jalyn got a little pink house for her 6th birthday,built by her uncle.my son! She will be 10 on Monday...that little house is still her special place. I hope your Sarah has as much fun as my Jalyn has had with her Pink playhouse :) Blessings

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