This is the little house as it stands now.
There’s still a lot of work to be done, partly to reinforce it structurally because the roof load is too heavy (and because the earthquakes are getting closer), partly because I need to expand back into the yard so the kitchen will have more light and so I’ll have some outdoor space, like a screened-in terrace and patio. It’s a shame I haven’t managed it yet because the property lends itself beautifully to sitting outside. The situation and configuration of the land create a sort of microclimate. On sunny days in winter, you can walk in the front door shivering inside your parka, and walk out back feeling comfortable in a tee shirt.
I call my house “little” partly as a term of endearment. With 7.5 currently livable rooms (that includes 2.5 bathrooms) it’s actually fairly large by Fossacesia standards, though fairly small by many American standards..There’s an entire terra level I’d originally planned to renovate but may never do.