No... not my usual tapestry design or weaving post but something I want to share. Friends are hoping to sell a structure and about 10 acres adjacent to a larger tract of 140 acres that they own, the smaller portion with an Oregon dome on it. Their interest in the larger portion property is for conservation sake; they'll be making sure that the 140 acres will remain undeveloped in perpetuity. They've already ensured another 100+ acres in the same way near their home in Western North Carolina. I wrote about my visit to the upper part of the land that they'll be keeping in a blog post back in 2009... link to that is here.
So here are a few photos of the dome taken on that visit a couple of years. The link to the ad in Mountain Xpress with details about the property is here.
This would be such a fantastic location for someone to develop as a small artist retreat center. If I were younger this would be something I'd very seriously consider doing myself... but with ties and obligations where I am now it's not possible. I hope the right person(s) will come along and help the place live up to its wonderful potential!
|Looking toward the dome from the parking area... a windmill is seen at the right|
|view of the pond that's near the dome|
|Looking into surrounding woods from the entry road|
|view of the fireplace taken from the balcony on the third level|
|looking out the windows in the living room; fireplace is at right|
|Parker and Erica coming into the living room|
|view from the entrance (where Parker & Erica were in the last photo)|
|Steps up to next level (r) and down to lower level (l)... one of the bedrooms through the open door|