Hideaways

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I love hideaways. When I was a kid, I used to spend my Sundays building dens with my little brother.
Everything that we could find in our rooms or closets was used for our dream house. One week, we would build a seaside house, another time, an Inuit igloo. Our imaginations were making us travel.

Since then, I’ve always kept this particular affection for hideaways, and seeing the size of my flat, I can consider I live in one.
At the end of the summer, I realised a dream : I spent a night in a tree house, made with wood, in the middle of a forest, with no water, no electricity. What a great experience. And I really advise you to do the same when spring returns (Domaine de Frévent, near Paris).

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So I wanted to know more about what kind of constructions can be made, in trees, or as summer houses like I saw in Stockholm, or any kind of small refuge you can have to escape from the weekly speed of life. To dream. To get away….

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how important it is to act consciously for the environment, and I discovered this great idea: recycling cargo containers into living spaces. Alone or piled, many harbor cities have already chosen this way to create new housing. A wonderful initiative, cheap and eco- friendly, that opens up the possibilities of eco-dreams. Imagine solar cells to provide energy, water collecting, etc….

Here are many new ideas for my next grown up den…

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Post by Marion, read more on France’s blog

 

 

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