This is where we live. This little tiny cottage on a little tiny island in the Aegean. That’s our laundry up on the line above the house. It’s very small, even smaller than you think, and for two people it’s… challenging, but we love it. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens, too, and we love our neighbors.
And when you step outside our house, this is our view – the sea is only steps away, and that is rocky beach right in front. We don’t swim there, though, as there are better (sandy) beaches a short walk away to the right of the photo. In the winter, you could stare at this street for hours and never see a soul.
And this is our village. In the winter, we were maybe 10 or 15 people living here, but in the summer (starting in June) it fills up, peaking in August when it’s packed with people. The mountains behind the village have lots of great hiking trails. There are hotels and a few restaurants here, as it’s mainly a tourist village. We aren’t involved with the tourist economy at all, but we benefit from it when the mini-market opens up in June and when there are cafes and restaurants open (some open as early as Easter but most around the end of May). Until the end of May, our village is extremely quiet.
That’s where we live 🙂