Where to begin. . . . .
Only a 3 hour drive from my home, and yet so remote.
We had to drive to the top of the mountain ( if you can call it a mountain, it was about 500 meters ) from there we had to step into the 4 wheel drive car of the real estate agent.
For a reason. . . .
We drove down through the densely wooded very steep mountain and about 15 minutes later, the real estate agent parked the car and told us e had to walk the last 400 meters.
Then we saw this:
It took our breath away of course.
You had to cross a little bridge to access the property.
And then you saw this:
Well, surrounded by trees, a little river, waterfalls (!) we were immediately under a spell.
The inside was weird, the livingroom was on the third floor( the white upper part of the house) from there you had to climb a ladder to go downstairs ( hahahaa) and there was a tiny kitchen, a bedroom and another ladder to the ground floor.The downstairs rooms were build around a hole ( ???) , beneath this hole there used to be the mill's wheel.
But, we were under a spell so we didn't thought of it as not practical.
The real estate man told us there was a Internet connection, it worked through the Telephone-line but no Mobile Phone connection.( I hope I explain this well, technical stuff in English is not my virtue)
We nodded our heads, smiling at the man, and he took us outside to show the waterfall, the electricity-wire that hung in the trees, and told us by the way, there is no sewer, all the nasty toilet things go straight into this beautiful little river.
Aaaaaaw we said , how romantic ( mind you we were still under the Spell)
After the tour we climbed back in his 4 wheel drive and drove to the top of the mountain.
We call you !!! we said to the man with still smiling faces.
And we drove home.
We told each other we would be crazy if we didn't buy it, it was all we dreamed about and could there be a better place to create owls, gnomes and all things beautiful?
Until this morning,
I woke up with an image of friends and family on top of that mountain waiting for us to come and get them down
to our house.
I had to go to the nearest village once a week to check the Internet, and blog and send dolls of to their new homes.
Erik ( my hubby) woke up and saw himself looking for the electricity wire, it was broken but the wire was 1000 meters long and he had to search the woods looking for the part that was broken.
So we took a deep sigh and told each other: No, this is not It!