Friday, September 29, 2006





We found it.

A house in
Reyðarfjörður. Right on the water.



Built in 1905, it is located at the head of the largest fjord in the east coast of Iceland. It is in a town of about 650 inhabitants.



I know it gets very cold in the winter - but with a cozy fire going and someone to snuggle up to under the downey comforter, wouldn't you call that bliss?

25 comments:

Sherri said...

It looks so quaint!

Autumn Storm said...

Abso*lutely!
Oh boy, I know things are never simple, but then again, they are as simple as we make them, and maybe I shouldn't (probably) but I just want to tell you to go for it. Go for what you want and don't stop til you get it.

Besides, I wouldn't mind spending my hols in a place like that. ;-D

javajazz said...

holy shit,
thats a house on the water all right!
(at least the neighbours
wouldnt irritate you!)
hows the shopping?
(giggle)
xo

tsduff said...

Sherri - I don't know about quaint... but it does look sturdy! After withstanding one hundred and two years of harsh weather, it doesn't look half bad.

Autumn - see the little guest room by the front door? Looks like room for company :-D Bed and breakfast anyone?

Lisa - remember I'm turning into a hermit too. This looks like the perfect spot. No fence needed. Plenty of grass for the geese.

Anonymous said...

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranger Tom said...

I certainly would love that!

Autumn Storm said...

Let's set the date for that visit, I say!
:-)

Mo'a said...

Oooooooh!!! I love it....do it what a wonderful place, a couple of horses,lots of books and a saeng (down comforter) and you are all set.....wait, wait, you also need a computer so you can share with us :);):)

Jeanne said...

I think the distance to neighbors looks just about perfect.

tsduff said...

Annonymous: Can you expound just a little more?

Ranger Tom - Who wouldn't love this? I have found my dream muse. I go there all the time. I doubt that it will ever really happen. But I do dream.

Autumn - you know you would be our very first house guest. Although we don't get to see each other much - the tie that binds is genuine. I'll have a soft deep feather bed waiting for you - plus the cup of coffee ... I think I heard you prefer it in a white cup with a slightly curled lip...

Mo'a - so grand to hear from you! A saeng? This is a new word for me - although I experienced such a wonderful thrill in person several times where we stayed in Iceland. You bet we'd have such in our cozy hovel :-D

Jeanne - Hi :-) I've missed you - as it has been quiet in Sweden lately. Any closer and I'd have to get out the shotgun.... Have I mentioned I'm becoming more hermit-like every day?

Autumn Storm said...

:-)

Terry, I can't tell you how good it was to hear your voice (and G) yesterday! Made me miss you even more (silly really, since we talk almost daily here)! XOXO

actonbell said...

How VERY romantic...

And, rabbit, rabbit!

Minka said...

I say do it!

Icelandic houses are bulit for endurance. I mena they survive earthquakes and all...
Reyðarfjörður is a nice little place...this house I have seen...didnæt know it was empty though.
Are you seriously thinking of buying a house here?

*anticipation*

Autumn Storm said...

Happy Monday!

:P fuzzbox said...

That looks awesome.

Tai said...

It just yells coziness, doeesn't it!
brrrr, a fire would definately be required.

Oliviah said...

It would be a dream come true to visit Iceland. Traveling would be a dream come true, period. In the mean time, I enjoy pictures such as these.

Semina said...

Beautiful photos and a lovely country. I hope your dreams come true. :}

tsduff said...

Autumn - it was cool to hear your voice after such a break from our trip. But it brought everything right back :-)

Actonbell - OH NO!!!!!! I'm not in the grove yet.... tibbar tibbar... rats, I'll never remember ;-)

Minka - okay, I've always wondered how you became Minka out of Monika... seriously considering moving to Iceland. I just have to figure out the logistics. My love is from Iceland, but although he holds duel citizenship I don't. Logistics. Plus - you have excellent english... ha ha you would stiffle your laughter at my broken Icelandic... :-/

Thanks A - I'm glad it is almost over. Monday is my least of favorites you know :-

:P Fuzz - you think? It is a far (DAMN FAR) cry from Texas... but oh so gloriously unpopulated....

Tai - so nice to see you again :-) You know I love it when you post about your mom. Did you move yet? Sorry, have to pop over and see for myself. Yes, a fire is a given! Cozy against the elements... I've been dreaming of it nonstop since I found it. I'm obsessed actually. But I wonder, do I have the sand to live in the dark, Icelandic night of winter? Am I just a dreamer? (Secretly, I think I'm game. I think I have what it takes. You know I have Danish roots. I even have Nordic eyelids - from my Grandma's side). I want to go right now.

Hi Oliviah :-) Did you know my Grandma's name was Olive? I love your name - it is lovely. Thanks for your comment. Why don't you travel? I think if you don't "just do it", you never will, and you will miss out on life. Do it if you can - make a way if you can. Live now, pay later... is that wrong? Tee hee.... I'm just so glad I've been to Iceland - two whole times! Planning on a return appearance... very soon. Glad you like the pictures - they are but a taste of the beauty and awesome experience of the earth's glory.

Semina - thank you so much for your commment. It was grand to see you here - and I appreciate so much your sentiment. *winks* see you around :-)

tsduff said...

I just can't stand to update my blog because I like these pictures so much!!!!

javajazz said...

well,
just do 'em again,
on your next post!
(do you think that's ever been
done before in blogland?)
heck, Terry,
you could be a pioneer in all this...!
and we wont call it repetition, no siree,
we'll call it...
re-inforcement,
or re-affirming
or,
i dont know!
little house by the water, maybe...

Autumn Storm said...

:-)

Keshi said...

I missed u too Terry MWAHHH!

beautiful house near the water...how exotic!

Keshi.

Oliviah said...

Health problems currently hinder travel but thank God for the internet! I travel all over the globe through photography such as these and sometimes, I swear, I can almost breathe the air, taste the waters and touch the skies.

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