Jami's home: Co-creation in process
The Creator, the land, our helpful people, and me
who knows where every nail
is located in this house!
Joel's famous words in reference to
"all things construction,"
I can do that!
We created a paradise!
Living in gratitude to love (great typo!) here!
Wow, this is cool..and its all green!
The Elevations...I drew as part of design process
Shots June 2010...landscaping is growing!
Designed with from our
Personal Success Bagua Map
and here it's overlaid with 2011 Yearly Success Map
pre-scrub clearing: careful of the tress!
(look carefully, that's Joel and our best friend James -- who left: Nov 2008) is dedicated to him
The Feng Shui & Conscious Living Journal
James' flamingos. NEVER in my wildest dreams would
I ever have plastic pink flamingos. Now I cherish them
With the scrub gone, we DO have a lake!
Our permit! Am I nuts to show you this...I am so excited!
Hope you can see the Myakka River from the 2nd story!
Space Clearing, Ritual & Ceremony
Honoring the trees, so careful to only remove those necessary
One of our sacred spots and treasures that we planted
We are and performing a "Creating Sacred Space" ritual Space Clearing
Joel drawing the land, I'm pretending to know what I am looking at
Perfect precision with "ZZ top," Joel was only 3 inches off
Joel's a genius -- we think he helped build the pyramids
(with or without the sky people)...a few lifetimes ago.
Google Maps, is this awesome!?
Detail of the Permit
The blocks for the foundation
House in a box -- is this cool?
Tried to put these in order so you could experience the amazing process
These above "floating walls" rock my world!
OMG! You CAN see the Myakka River from the second floor!
Potty bye-bye! YIPPEE, Indoor Plumbing!
Decks & Courtyards
Joel's genius. LOVE the geometry and hole for a special tree.
Joel: Tractor man
Perfect - until he broke a window with the tractor bucket, it could have been a door!
Hopefully that's the worse that happens along this amazing journey!
Studs in studs
Neighbors on dueling tractors -- is it a prerequisite to have a blue one?
Russ, "Russ the Plumber" (the way he answers the phone --cracks me up!)
The tub he got me for $200 and my shower (splurge!)
Space planning a round house is different than the tens-of-thousands
of SQUARE, square feet I've designed, I wanted to be 100% sure!
Detailing, every step of the way!
LOVING the ceiling-height volumes
The Stairs. Joel was genius to build railing from recycled materials
so we could get our C.O.
As of this date, stairs are still raw wood.
Totally not fun. These boxes weight 37 pounds a piece.
Rather be diggin' holes for plant babies.
I need to take more pictures for you and still need to "recycle" the window treatment (from old house) made from fabric brought in India--stunning!
I did all of the faux finishing and a lot of the painting
"Recycled" existing furniture to make-it-work.
No, mirror isn't hung to reflect the toilet or bidet, that's BAD Feng Shui!
Kitchen. Splurged on the backsplash, it is stunning!
Living & Dining
Living Room needs art - taking it slow to find the right Feng Shui Symbols
Table is "first Thanksgiving," so much to be thankful for!
All table garnish was harvested from the garden, except the baby pumpkins
Hand carried the disco ball ($1) and Mr. Dragon back from Thailand
capturing the light being caught!
Joel hanging a fixture - look how high he is and the genius
of yellow ladder supporting silver ladder, as he couldn't lean it up against window.
Alligator, Eagle and "Policeman with Pig" (no joke!) are on our property
House is NOT on fire, 1/2 block away, preservationists were doing controlled burn
Feng Shui Garden: My sanctuary, my oasis, my joy!
Mowing yard at rental house while we were building.
Nope, NO GRASS in new digs!
I ain't mowing - let me dig!
Glad I didn't have to move ALL the dirt!
James's garden pagodas
will have a special home soon.
Watering my babies, they'll go in the earth soon! And digging! And More digging!
Under Living Room Deck
Babies grew so much in just 2 months: Yippee!
Fruit Trees: Avocados, Mangos, Cherry, Banana, Orange, and YUM! coming very soon!
Renae Jensen, founder of Conscious Design,
discuss Feng Shui, sacred geometry, numerology
& design of Jami's home