The offbeat occupant: Adrienne — jewelry maker, blogger, supervisor at a courier company, mom, student
Other occupants: husband Rob, daughter Chloe, Doug the Pug, Luna the Lab, pot bellied pigs Clem and Tubs
Approximate square footage: 1000-2000 sq. feet
How many bedrooms? 3
Lives in: Everson, Washington USA
When did you move into this home? 6 years ago
Let’s start with the neighborhood. What’s it like where you live? Our family are our neighbors. There are over a hundred acres owned by my husband’s family, and we can visit each other by taking a walk through the woods or across the orchard.
What makes your home offbeat? I immigrated to the US from Canada when my husband and I got married six years ago. We live on his family farm with an array of animals ranging from cats and dogs to horses, goats, and pot bellied pigs. The rest of the family lives on the same property but in different houses. The barn and orchard are in the middle for us all to enjoy.
What’s the most challenging about this space? How do you deal with the challenge? Everything in the house is old, outdated, or run down. We’ve spent a lot of time updating the house to fit our style and fix it up.
What’s your favorite feature of your home? I am very proud of the mural I drew in the hallway. I used sharpie markers and it took many, many hours to draw all those trees!
We have a lot of natural light in the living room and kitchen. I love that we’re out in the countryside. It’s quiet and peaceful out on the farm.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from this home? Get creative and make the most of what you’ve got. Our house was an ugly ’80s style with lots of fake wood when we moved in, but after a lot of elbow grease, I now love my home.
What’s your grandest plan for the space? I’m working on the garden and planning to build a small shed on the property to use as my jewelry making studio.
What advice do you have for other offbeat homies? Be fearless and get creative! If you don’t like it, you can always paint over it!
Any stuff or services you want to recommend?
* My jewelry shop on Etsy: Crafty Little Gnome