Where Do You Write?

As someone who works and writes from home, I always dream of the perfect writing haven. On one of my more lazy endless googling days, I came across this “writing house” in Vermont. Author Michael Pollan in one of his books, A Place of My Own, describes how he personally, with no carpentry experience, built this small cabin behind his house.

It’s somewhat far away from my city apartment, but I can always dream! Do you work from home? Or do you have some wonderful writing corner that you would like to share with us?

13 thoughts on “Where Do You Write?

  1. That’s a beautiful location. Swooning.

    I’m used to taking my laptop to write anywhere. Mostly I write at home in my pretty living room, surrounded by sunshine and plants. Not bad.

    But when I visited Paris this summer, I just KNEW I’d be more productive and inspired if I could have a flat near The Louvre. Of course, I wouldn’t have to work. It would just be walking around, soaking in the romance and beauty, and writing.

  2. Ann

    What a beautiful writing cabin. Whether here or in Ireland I write at my kitchen table. No special room or cabin. My special place would be an office/library in a Victorian house overlooking sand dunes and the sea. Where I could watch the changing seas with the changing seasons. My dream writing place.

  3. Oh my gosh, that cabin is amazing! I want one, I want one!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I’m doing my best to move forward with my first draft without editing every single word!

    Sorry Olive for the capitals but that is just lovely,
    I write anywhere and everywhere, messy and disorganised.
    Ideally, I would like a house that has a little writing cabin down the back and a little path down to the sea for bracing walks.

  5. Building your own cabin – that’s dedication. I’m happy if the lap-top works and the internet decides to click on

  6. Oh Olive I spend so much time dreaming about my ideal writing place. Its a bit like yer mans cabin although his interior is a bit too masculine. Mine would have paintings on the wall, a candle for drawing out my creative energy, at least 2 cats, throws to keep me warm, coffee maker and a view to inspire me! I write at my kitchen from where I can hear the dishwasher and the washing machine and the mess! Agghhh

  7. Oh, I am so envious of that cabin. I would love, love, love that!

    I write from home in a (very) small office with a beautiful view of hills, sheep and horses. My only problem is sharing my small space with two cats who are learning to type and two dogs who insist on robbing me of chair space. 🙂

  8. Sif

    I write in a study I share with my Dh and all his STUFF with open doors onto the loungeroom, on one side, and the kitchen, on the other… Four boys age nearly 2 to 11 running, squabbling, wrestling and laughing around me…

    A friend has a WONDERFUL cellar under her house with access from an outside door. An open fireplace. A view over vineyards, and best of all a second room contain a bed so she can rest if she needs to! The room has a couch and walls of books and collected trinkets – no wonder she’s published 16 books!

  9. I love that cabin. I’d love to make that as my reading corner.

  10. Oh wow. I’d nearly rent that cabin to live in, I like it so much!

    I’d say it definitely allows creativity to flow when you have a quiet, magical little cabin like that to work in!

  11. Lua

    I work from home… And it is not easy; I still live with my family so it’s crowded, noisy and full of distractions. Which is why I wanted a “room of my own” to write and that was one of the reasons why I wanted to go to UK to get my MA degree.
    But Oh my- that writing cabin looks like heaven! You’re right Olive, a girl can dream… 🙂

  12. It’d also be amazing to work from the heights of a tree house, and when I say tree house, I’m talking this! : http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-04/46358034.jpg

  13. I want one!

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