Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cozy up in a cave

Cave dwellings have been around forever. Since at least, well, Fred Flintstone’s era anyway. But they are not very common in our modern age. You hardly ever see those things anymore.

So when I came across the Beckham Creek Cave Lodge, I was awestruck.

image from: www.vagabondish.com

Located near Jasper, Arkansas, this cave lodge is right in the heart of Ozark country.

image from: beckhamcavelodge.com

This place is really built right into a cave – there’s no other way to put it. You will be touching rock when you go feeling around for the bathroom light.

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Green home in Mexico – wow!

Welcome to Casita Dos Arbolitos. The English translation of that name means (roughly): House of the Little Trees, or, more literally – according to my Mexican husband Lupe: little house two little trees.

Priced reasonably at  $167,500 USD, this home in central Mexico is another artistic wonder.

image from: https://sites.google.com/site/casitadosarbolitos/

This adobe house, built in 2006,  is 1,300 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Casita Dos Arbolitos is an on-going adventure in sustainable living.” – from: https://sites.google.com/site/casitadosarbolitos/home/important-documents

Green features include: solar panels, passive solar components, composting toilet, and a rainwater collection system.

image from: https://sites.google.com/site/casitadosarbolitos/

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Around the ‘hood

I like to have context when I view a house (where is it, what’s the neighborhood like, what’s the weather like) so I thought I would share a little more of my world with you…

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

My house is located in a historic commercial district right in downtown Canon City, Colorado. I walked my spastic, crazy dog around this past weekend and was able to snap some pics of my neighborhood.

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An architecturally designed house on my Canadian home turf

image from: www.ellisdesign.ca

This remarkable home is located not too far from the house where I grew up in a rural area outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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Colorado Springs stone show-stopper

This gorgeous old stone house is a bit of a surprise. It is stunning inside and out.

But put it this way: the insides don’t match the outsides.

image from: http://maecker.com/homes

Currently for sale near downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, this beautiful home is listed at $364,900.

It features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2250 square feet. It was built in 1895.

Gorgeous stone facade – so I was expecting elaborate Victorian period decor inside.

But instead,  it looks like this:

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~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"






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Naomi Maddux - custom stained glass and mosaics

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Creating the Artful Home
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My first novel

JACKFISH - The Vanishing Village

My second novel

Song Over Quiet Lake
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