House Crazy

A blog about all things houses written by a house addict who engages in chronic house-peeping - come join me!

Off-grid Colorado mountain home for sale!

Authors: housecrazy

How would you like to snuggle up inside the embrace of the earth…. with warm natural elements surrounding you…. your own greenhouse full of food…. and spectacular forest views to the south with the warm Colorado sun pouring in? Well – here you go!  This fabulous earth-sheltered home is located in the...

Read more at House Crazy

Snapshots of an abandoned house in Ontario

Authors: housecrazy

Fellow Canadian writer and urban explorer Lisa de Nikolits recently photographed an old farmhouse she came across in rural southern Ontario. This was somewhere in the vicinity of the small town of Moscow which is northwest of Kingston. Lisa is one of Canada’s rising literary stars and she is fabulous with a camera as well....

Read more at House Crazy

Vintage dollhouses: my personal finds

Authors: housecrazy

  Recently, I took a stroll through some antique stores in Florence, Colorado – affectionately known as the “antique capital of Colorado”. I came across so many vintage dollhouses that I thought I’d throw a post together with the pictures I took. The first image (above) looked to be a folksy,...

Read more at House Crazy

Alexandria Virginia oldies

Authors: housecrazy

Reader Jim D. of Virginia is a fellow house peeper who sent me some of his house photos in and around Alexandria, VA. Like House Crazy Sarah, Jim is nuts about looking at unique older homes. He is also on an epic house-hunting journey to find that perfect (affordable) cottage. Jim has traveled around to […]...

Read more at House Crazy

For the love of an old farmhouse

Authors: housecrazy

I cannot resist the urge to share these photos of a positively lovely old farmhouse. I tried and tried to get permission from the realtor/homeowner to use pictures of this house but never did get a reply. I was so charmed, however, by this quaint property in rural upstate New York, that I said ‘what […]...

Read more at House Crazy

Update from House Crazy Sarah

Authors: housecrazy

Hi friends! I have been getting a good deal of email inquiries since ending my blog back in February with people asking how I’m doing, and, is it possible for me to ever post again on my house blog. The answer to the first question is that I’m doing great! I decided that I should […]...

Read more at House Crazy

Goodbye – and what’s next for House Crazy Sarah

Authors: housecrazy

This will be my last post here on House Crazy. I outlined some of the reasons why when I announced the retirement of my blog last month. I sure will miss all the cool, wonderful people I have met and come to know through this website. You house-lovers are my people!! But don’t be sad my […]...

Read more at House Crazy

Historic red cottage in Trinity, Newfoundland

Authors: housecrazy

My final house post will be this adorable historic cottage in eastern Canada. Why? Because I love Canada, and because I love historic houses. Plus, this is a quick and easy post after doing some rather research-heavy posts this past month. So here is little red Morris Manor in the tiny village of Trinity, Newfoundland, pop...

Read more at House Crazy

The Secret Annex of The Anne Frank House

Authors: housecrazy

The world learned about a German Jewish girl named Anne Frank through her own candid words preserved in a personal diary that miraculously survived the Holocaust. Sadly, Anne did not survive. But her words have lived on for generations, as has the very house where she and her Jewish family hid for 2 years before being found by th...

Read more at House Crazy

The very, very old John Whipple House

Authors: housecrazy

Remember a while back when I profiled the oldest wood frame house in North America? Well this one is almost as old (within a year or two, or ten). It is also notable because it was the subject of some of the earliest attempts at historic preservation of colonial era homes. In fact, The John Whipple House has been open […]...

Read more at House Crazy