Authors are creative people that can greatly benefit from their own cottage retreat where they can write. If you are thinking about building your own writer's cottage, you should begin by creating a list of all of the requirement you have to customize that cottage to be your own. Ask an architect to work closely with you to design your personal writer's cottage. Here are some considerations to think about when you design your own writer's cottage:
Cottage Light: A writer's cottage, needs lots of windows for light and air. These windows should be on all four sides to allow the unique qualities of directional light from the north, south, east, and west, to enter your cottage at different times of the day and night. You can also add skylights to your cottage as a source of cool light at any time of the year.
Cottage Garden: To place your writer's cottage in a creative setting, plant trees and vegetation around the cottage that can provide the sights and smells that inspire you. You can plant trees and aromatic flowers and even a vegetable and fruit garden. This garden can give you plenty of sensual information to include in your creative writing. To encourage wildlife, you can add plants and trees that encourage squirrels, deer, and birds that are native to your location.
Cottage Amenities: Include all of the personal indoor amenities that you need to make your writer's retreat you own. Include a full kitchen so that you can prepare food and not have to leave the cabin for meals. Include a secluded bedroom to give you a private place to rest and refresh your mind when you are tired. Have a dedicated WIFI system installed so that you can go online to do research for your stories at any time of day and night. Add all of the amenities that you need to give yourself every creative advantage that you need when you write.
Cottage Porch: A cottage porch can be a place for you to sit in the environment and see and feel nature. Your porch can have a rail or a floor to ceiling screen. You can include a seating area and even an outdoor writer's table. You can also have fabric awnings installed that you can roll down to limit sunlight and the wind from your writer's cottage when needed.
A writer's cottage should be an author's escape from the real world and an avenue for creativity and imagination. If you are designing your own writer's cottage, meet with an architect who can put your plans into a meaningful design plan. Tell the architect of the requirements that you must have to personalize the cottage and make it your own. With research, dedication, an understanding architect, and a good building construction crew, you can have the writer's cottage of your dreams to inspire your writing for many years.