Monday, August 15, 2011

Some weekend !!!!

About 4 weeks ago, me and Erik went to Germany to see a house.
We wanted to buy a house in Germany since we were there on a holiday 4 years ago.
Our dream location  : I quote Wiki :
The Palatinate Forest (German: Pfälzerwald) is a low-mountain region in southwestern Germany, located in Palatinate in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The forest is a designated nature park (German: Naturpark Pfälzerwald), equivalent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), covering 1,771 km² 

The house was magical, the area is unbelievable beautiful and it is a 4 1/2 hour drive from our home here in Holland.
The first couple of years we will use it as a vacation home and when my son is on his own 2 feet we will move to Germany.

The house is from about 1777 and build of red sandstone with timber frame and in a really good condition !
There is another house attached that needs a lot of TLC ( the toilet is outside ! )
It is surrounded by woods and low mountains and a little stream runs through the garden.
The water in the house comes from a mountain well !!!! I can't wait to drink that, water is my favourite drink ( and coffee) !
When we were there 4 weeks ago this lovely man ;-) Marcus showed us the garden and pointed out the Wild Boar tracks.
Well, that is why I made the litter of little piggies ! 
We made an offer, they accepted and last weekend we talked about the final details.
If all goes well we will be the official owners in a few weeks !
And now the pics :

Erik and I are still in a slightly state of shock, we  can hardly believe we will spend our free time in such a magical place and my goodness what inspiration this is : Can you imagine the animals and gnomes being created here ?


  1. Love it Helen! You are so deserving of a dream home! :)

  2. You are quick Barby :-) Thank you sweet friend !

  3. Hello Helen,
    congratulation to this wonderful house and welcome in Germany, it seems to be the rihgt place for you, the best for creating elves and gnomes and I wish you so much luck for the next time!!
    I just saw the little pigs and I am in love with them!♥ How cute they are....
    You are such a great artist, it is wonderful to look at your animals and Gnomes!!
    Have a good time and I send you best regards, cornelia

  4. Cornelia ! Danke schön für deinen liebe Kommentar !!! Ich freue mich so sehr !

    Liebe Grüße,

  5. Oh, it is wonderful! Congratulations :0) I can't wait to see how the land and the village inspire you! Is in Swabia? My Grandfather was from Calw.

  6. Your new home is just as magical as I imagined! I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you will be inspired to make...especially if the piglets are any indication! Thank you for sharing the pictures...

  7. Es ist wunderschön, dass ihr euer Traumhaus gefunden habt! Es ist fast wie im Märchen.
    Die Pfalz ist sehr schön. Ich wohne ja nicht weit davon ;o).
    Liebe Grüße Conni

    PS: Die Schweinchen sind zauberhaft!

  8. Conni: Vielleicht treffen wir uns in die Nähe Zukunft !
    Liebe Grüße Helena

  9. Robin, Calw is about 55 miles away, so it's not far!

  10. It is like a Dollhouse, a Fairytale House!!! Oh how magical!I'm sure you will have lots of real Gnomes coming to visit you. There will be enchanted Bears and Forest Creatures all talking about you and welcoming you to a Dream Come True! Congratulations!

  11. Vicki, April : Thank you ! I'm so excited !!!

  12. Боже какая красота!!! Уголок уюта и вдохновения!!! Я рада за вас!!!

  13. stommerd ... ben je drie minuten van ons vandaan vorbij gereden en niet ff op een bakkie koffie?
    Maar wel leuk dat we nu "buuren" zijn. Elmsteinertal is 45 minuten van ons weg en
    ongeveer 30 minuten van mijn werk (Neustadt an der Weinstraße)

  14. Elena: Спасибо, я так счастлива!

  15. Елена!
    Поздравляю, дом просто волшебный и там обязательно будут рождаться ваши волшебные эльфы!

  16. Белка: это фантастика! ;-)

  17. Congratulations! What incredible news! May you be very happy with your new home in the woods. :-)

  18. Helen wat leuk!!!!!!!!!Gefeliciteeeeerd!!!wow wat een huis joh!!super.Ik wist natuurlijk al dat jullie dat graag wilden maar het was zo'n verrassing dat het nu al gelukt is allemaal!!!jemig wat een plek!!wat zul je er gelukkig zijn met al die natuur en inspiratie:)))van harte hoor nogmaals!

  19. Dees, dank je wel ! a.s. maandag is de overdracht! Ik kan het nauwelijks geloven!