I once uploaded this house as a shell on the Simmers Society. There was a thread where you could share your unfinished projects and see how other simmers completed them.
Originally, however, I started this build–then called Hattie’s Hovel–because it is based on a place that I once dreamed about many, many years ago. I think it was when I was young enough to have been really immersed in the Anne of Green Gables series of books. I wanted the lot to be mysterious, yet enchanting, and I think it still has some element of that feeling, but it certainly has evolved into so much more.
I still haven’t completed the interior, but I’m getting there. I may do some more tweaking to the landscaping, but I love how it’s turning out.
It’s a great lot for horse lovers, as well as gardeners. In fact, there is a mushroom cellar! Mushrooms are actually grown deep under the earth where it is dark and damp, so I decided to add this touch of reality.
For now, here is a sneak peak of Hattie’s House (Hattie was my maternal grandmother’s name, so I’m hoping the build has some of her sourthern blend of guts and grace!):