Our family camped for six months., while building our home. We enjoyed many days of eating outside around the campfire, nights of star gazing and of course sticky marshmallow fingers. Now that we are all settled, we find ourselves dreaming of outdoor living, every time warm summer days roll around.
This year the decision was made; we needed to set up a permanent
camping home on our property. With milk goats, ducks, chickens, and
the gardens, our over night camping trips are out of the picture, and
to be honest why pack up all your gear, kids, and animals when you can
make your own oasis in your backyard, roof top, or on the back forty.
Tips and Ideas
When looking for that perfect spot, you need to start with a spot that is restful and has a private setting to it. Are you going to pitch a tent, build a shelter, or move a vintage camper to the spot? If your not into camping outdoors, what about bringing dining outdoors. Dinning alfresco is so refreshing. Take an old door and put some chunky legs on it, or saw bucks and you have yourself a beautiful harvest table.Hang up old kerosene lamps or solar lights, toss a fresh salad and bring out some crusty bread and hummus. Breathe in that fresh air and enjoy your surroundings.
Need something super simple? Find a special nook under a tree, or
plant yourself a hedge of sunflowers, take a quilt and an old suitcase
to hold your books, journal, and writing paper and some refreshments.
Now you have your own little space to dream and write.
You could throw all caution out the door with an outdoor kitchen.
Cook outside all summer, it helps keeps your house cool too. Set up
under a canvas tent, barn or porch. I loved my outdoor kitchen we had
set up when we where camping. Everything just tastes better , and really keeps the house cooler 🙂
I think every outdoor eating area should have a fire pit. Outdoor
cooking is a must around here. We love our campfire cooker, it holds a permanent spot in our fire pit. It’s so thrilling to harvest your produce straight from the garden, and to cook a fresh dinner outside.
old furniture, cozy quilts, oil lamps, anything that would make your
outdoor space just as cozy and homey as your indoor space.I’ve always loved the look of the old nomadic gypsy camps of day’s
gone bye. Utilitarian, romantic, and whimsical is the best way to
describe it. My vision is just that, a camp that is a home outdoors. A
restful place to cook, eat and laugh.
– Abby Jo
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