|Step 1: Get it from the backyard to the road|
When I was approached with the idea of designing and building Amelia for the Street of Dreams, I knew I wanted to say "yes" but the only way to justify the time it would take for me to do so, was to use the money I made from Amelia to expedite the build on the Hideout.
|Step 2: Get it off the road and onto the trailer.|
|OK, we're ready to go! Well, almost......|
|Strapped up and ready to GO GO GO!!|
Second check was the Return-On-Investment math. Did it look like a reasonably good investment as a short term rental? Yep!
Once I made the decision to purchase it, the cottage owner and I turned our attention to precisely HOW I could take it off her hands. So, who do you think I called? Greg the Trailer Guy of course! He had a somewhat-used 16 foot long utility trailer that he wanted to sell at a good price. The cottage owner's friend then donated his time and forklift and the next part of the plan was hatched.
|I love this pic....it was so quiet that morning on the St. John's Bridge.|
|And, in true Oregon fashion, it was raining.|
|The worst is over! Now, onward with the remodel.|
The inside is pretty rustic and the paint they used is matte, and looks pretty old, and the trim is raw. To what extent do I "remodel" it? I couldn't just touch it up. Once I started painting, I'd have to do the entire inside. So I decided to embrace and enhance the intrinsic personality of the space by choosing matte accessories and understated decor items, rather than embark on what would be an extensive aesthetic renovation.
|"Add a shower?" You say! "OK!" said Mark.|
The goal: Get this new cottage listed in time to take some advantage of the busy travel season.
|Embracing the chaos.|