We spent Thanksgiving this year with my in-laws in Port Townsend, Washington. We go every year, and this year we woke up to a cozy and rare layer of snow. My in-laws live in a sweetheart of a house on a bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The views are big (Chester and I got married in their yard) but the house is a jewel box, perfect for two. In order to create more space for visitors, they had a friend build what has come to be known in the family as The Buffalito.
The Buffalito is on wheels, built on an old truck chassis actually. Theoretically it can be towed, but it’s been comfortably sited in a little meadow along the gravel drive to the main house for several years. It’s built with all green materials. Everything that could be sourced from recycled materials was, they didn’t use any urethane, and the interior paint is all milk paint.
Inside is cozy with braided rugs and lots of pillows and quilts. The full size bed has a nice view into the meadow where deer are frequent visitors (on this trip there was a family of three we saw a lot–recognizable by one darker-furred fawn).
Bookshelves and a small table make it a comfortable place to read a book or write a letter (or blog post) with a cup of tea. There isn’t any need for a kitchen in its current occupation, but it wouldn’t be too hard to convert the bookshelves into a little galley with a sink and small refrigerator if one actually wanted to take this baby on the road.
This tiny caravan is a dear space for guests, and could also make a nice office or studio space. Thanks for coming along for the tour–have a great week!