FAIRHAVEN-a walk in my garden

In 1993 John and I traveled to Stella Maris, Long Island, Bahamas for a 5 day time away together. Long story short we had a dream-and might I add NO $$$$- but a huge dream to live on an island-LONG ISLAND- someday….in 1995 we bought 5 acres, in 2000 John came for 30 days to begin the building process…..which took 7 total months over 4 years…..30 days at a time here and then (mostly when $$ allowed us to ship more materials.)

However, I want this post to be about our new house-which many of you know we were blessed to sell our1st house- 5 acres/4 bdrm/4 bath/3200 sq ft house in 2008. We searched for land to build much smaller and finally in 2010 we began the clearing of our almost 2 acre plot here in Thompson Bay! John designed the house-with my help of course- and had a Bahamian crew of 3-5 local guys to oversee for 4 months. We moved in before the tile or running water was done but I wanted to be up on this hill!!!

For 2 winters- 6-7 months each- we have finished many large projects, huge gardens and a wonderful rock entrance wall.

as you drive up driveway and rock wall at entrance with our daily view

I will attempt- to take you on a tour of our home……

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WELCOME TO FAIRHAVEN COME IN!!! John hauled everyone of these rocks out of the bush and hand stacked them himself!!

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found ring on the beach and John painted our house name on it!

 

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walk way leads up to garage

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view from below the deck

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walking into the garden…..

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looking back over the wall

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we built on a hill so house is up there!

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heading up sidewalk to kitchen entrance

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just a few more steps…..come on up….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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green bottle wind chime – yep you guessed it- John made it!

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big sun catcher John made for me 6 yrs ago! bottles all found on beach-of course!

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table full of beach finds….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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more beach finds. Window looks into kitchen

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looking down back deck

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John loves to get coconuts and pot them- he has grown everyone of our …..mmmmm…100 or so coconuts on our lot!

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shade house area- where we pot and the nursery where we keep cuttings….yea- not a bad place to work!

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this area was here when we started to build. All I had to do was clear away some bush and when stepped in……OMG! Clear and ready to use!

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walking down path on north side of the house

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outdoor shower!!

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this used to be the construction drive. When we got the last load of working materials up here I begged John to let me close it off and make gardens. He even hired a local to help move the rocks to build it.

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sometimes I get so busy in my garden I forget where I actually am. Then I turn around and gasp at this view…….awwwww….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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