A month back, I have written on 4 Khmer Traditional House. Today I want to share five simple and raw beach shacks in Cambodia that you can homestay. Usually these homestay shacks are quite basic and yet functional with full running water and toilet. In the interior, you will see basic décor in Cambodian style, sometime the shacks owner decides to upgrade their shacks and turn them into nice boutique hotels.
Just an updated in 2019, i have heard from different sources that Sihanouk ville has been visited by many Asian tourists, especially from China. Traffic congestion is another issue. On the other hand, Cambodia has started to open up its island for foreign tourists. So the next time you visit this sleepy coast town, do visit one of its island such as Koh Rong , Koh rong sanleum, they are beautiful.
These two traditional shacks are cutely built for homestay tourist / Located at SihanoukVille Cambodia . via http://www.wozzally.com
The Cambodian décor in these beach shacks are usually comprised of small apsara statues or lion of bakheng or similar landscaping drawing. The decor complements well this raw and simple structure.
beach shack for homestay in sihanoukville Cambodia. Via
In fact according to some reports, many of the shacks in Cambodia have turned into a homestay opportunity for many eco tourists. You see, not all tourists are a like. Some likes the usual expensive 5 stars hotels, while other enjoy the simple village life. That is why the homestay market in Cambodia have flourished in recent years.
Top beach resort in Cambodia Homestay in a village shack ViaVia . A stilt shack on koh rong Cambodia.
Cambodia is a beautiful country. It has the most beautiful beaches and in recent years, more islands are opened up for business. As such, go to Cambodia and live in one of these homestay shacks!
As you know by now, homelilys usually posts solid wood type of furniture. That is because i like solid wood. In fact, i only started to like solid wood furniture when I am almost 30 years old. On the other hand, when i was younger age, i remember vividly that I hate those hard surface sofa at my grandma’s place! fast forward several years later, my love for solid wood grew. For example one of my favorite is this antique wooden drawer and this 19th century Russian table.
1970 Italian Commode
So I found this 1970 Italian commode on sale on Facebook Marketplace. It is one of my hobby to check out the marketplace as they offer some interesting antique for sales from time to time. If you are lucky, you could get goal mine, so check it out.
Without further ado, please check this classic italian commode made in 1970 with solid wood. It has drawers too.
This is a 1970 Italian Chest with beautiful solid wood with detailed design.
Two night dressers are sold separately
This two italian night stand are sold separately but they are of the same design as other wooden chest shown in this post. Equally, these are so beautiful night stand isn’t it?
Inside the drawer is yet another detailed decoration. Still very classic!
It has smaller drawer inside this italian classic commode
There are 4 drawers inside this wooden italian chest. A perfect gift for newly wedded couple
This is the end of today’s post. Just a recap, Facebook Marketplace is a good place to find interesting antique. Whether you like antique or want to make some money, try it out and be patient as you may hit gold mind any time.
So you are newly married and you have an awesome new wife. Now that Christmas 2018 is approaching and you wonder what should i get for her since you are not very sure of what she really wants. Of course you could go on honeymoon again or on an adventurous trip together this Christmas but it is not always the cheapest option. Therefore, you come online and research for a perfect gift for your newly wedded wife. No problem, I said, you come at the right place. That is because with my experience and my well researched on gift ideas for Christmas for women, you don’t have to look further. Alright, so here you go:
Best Sleeping Sound Machine
This is a must for any newly married couple who need a perfect sleep after an exhausting day and night. The machine emits white noise, among multiple other type of noise, that helps one sleeps better. You dont have to worry about your neighbor’s dog barking nor some reckless drivers honing during the night. These noises are hard to escape, especially during the night and that is why these sleeping sound machine or white noise machines are invented.
In my research, sleeping therapy machine, an ideal gift for any occasions are made by many companies. These devices help your brain to relax by softening the sound through the white noises playing in the background:
Here are my listed of recommended white noise device to help your new wife sleep better:
In line with the white noise machine, it is important to use sleeping mask if your wife is sensitive to light. These masks are designed to block unwanted light to your eyes. That means if you are living near to the street, the lamp post or the car's light could hinder the good night sleep. As you know, our body is accustom to sleep when it is dark and in fact the a sleeping hormone called metalonin is produced in the absence of light. Hence these sleep masks, if selected properly can help you give you an excellent night sleep. Below is my recommendation:
I remember vividly during the first week of my marriage. One day after our wedding, we have moved to our newly built home. At that time, our home was not really fully equipped yet. Among the missing items was my wife's favourite hair dryer. She was so mad that she just walk off without speaking to me for the rest of the day. That episode of unhappiness drives me to put the hair dryer as one of the best ideas you can get for your lovely wife.
We are more and more sophisticate in 2018 and soon to be 2019. Women nowadays have at least one smart phone, laptops, watches and jewelry. These items need space to store, especially during night time. The docking station is built for this purpose. The station would have space for storing jewelry, watches and sometime it can be used to recharge her iphone as well.
Best and cute night stand: Wood Phone - Docking Station Walnut Hooks Key
Best and cheap valet docking station: Red Wooden Phone Docking Station with Key Holder
Alright, this comes to the conclusion of perfect gift for new wife during this Christmas. If you think I have missed any gift ideas, remember to put them here below in the comment and I'll consolidate them into another post. Good luck and be a lovely husband.
It’s been a long while since I last wrote in homelilys.com. Now, it is time of Halloween and the kids are so excited for the trick or treat night. My son is a vampire, after he had watched the Hotel Transyvania 3. He even told me that he wants to go to Romania so that he can visit the vampire. For my daughter, she is already 12 years old and hence she isn’t that excite for the Halloween. Except, she had to celebrate for her school. Having said that, she is forbidden to wear mask as there are smaller children who could cry all days!. Oh well, enough of my life story, let’s turn to this post which is dedicated to beautiful winter garden that you can plan for 2018 winter.
What is Winter Garden?
Winter gardens are gardens that are designed to stay beautiful event during harsh weather condition. The history of winter garden dated back to the 17th century where the Europrean nobility would built large dome to grow the tropical and subtropical plants. These domes are usually an extension of the nobility’s living space. Thus, adding additional space to their house. We can witness such house extension in many European city such as France, Switzerland, the UK etc.
The modern winter garden is what we all dream of. In other words, to have an outside, a small balcony, a terrace, a garden – all in one! Perfect for any winter day to sip coffee with your family.
9 most beautiful winter garden of 2018
Without further ado, let’s explore these 9 beautiful winter garden of 2018, shall we.
via pinterest. This beautiful winter garden seems to link to Blueberry House in France. It is decorated with two seater white sofa, a beige singler seater and a bamboo chair. It is an extension to the existing house with an access from the backdoor.
If you have a veranda on your penthouse, a simple glass winter and roof would be sufficient to make a perfect winter garden house. Just take a look at these photos below of a house in Florida where the owner had add window glass to make his veranda an excellent place to escape to during winter.
wow, a chandelier light hanging to the glass roof in a backyard winter garden house extension. This one has an excellent view… do you wish to live in this house?
If you are a working from home entrepreneur, just like me, you will love this winter garden. A simple and yet beautiful winter garden at your backyard. Decor with a single desk in the center and a standing light at the back. You can add two plants so that it does not look dull. You can work peacefully during winter night in this awesome house extension.
A front yard with wooden patio. You can make it as winter garden dome by adding glass window and roof pane. During summer, you can remove these glass panes easily to make it a truly front yard patio.
A small house extension during winter night. Using warm color lighting helps to make the house so warm during winter.
This is a unique winter swimming pool, as I call it. It is not really a winter garden but instead you can swim during winter in this house extension.
Thank you for taking a look at these 9 exceptional winter garden houses during 2018. Life could be harsh during winter but with simple and not expensive extension to your house, you can make winter a livable season.
If you’re not feeling well then the first thing you do is take any medication you have at home; followed by a trip to your doctor. However, modern society is slowly awakening to the fact that modern medicines are not the only way to heal your body. There are many alternatives that can work in isolation or conjunction with your prescription medications.
Massage as medicine may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you consider alternative therapies; but it is something you should be considering. In fact, massage can do more than help treat the symptoms of disease; it can actually help to prevent some issues from occurring. It has been linked with reduction of pain after exercise, back pain, better life quality for cancer sufferers and people with depression. It can even help those with HIV or full blown AIDS.
There are actually many different types of techniques used in massage therapy. You can even look at having it in the comfort of your own home by looking at a Massage Chair Compare site to find the most suitable one for you.
The basis of these therapies actually originates in ancient Egypt. The principle is to gently manipulate the soft tissue and muscle in your body. In doing so this releases tension and serotonin; the neurotransmitter that makes you feel better and happier.
It is important to choose the right type of massage therapy for your desired results:
All of these have a place in making you feel better and more able to cope with every day issues.
There have been many different studies into the effectiveness of different massages on specific medical issues or general well being. Unfortunately the results are conflicting making it possible to say that massage has no effect on your well being.
But, the issue is actually that there are so many different techniques and diseases that it is virtually impossible to identify and test the right massage therapy for each disease. What researchers do agree on is that massage therapy can help to alleviate pain and provide your body with a better opportunity to fight the disease or inflammation.
That in itself is enough to try a massage or two. However, if you’re uncertain you must remember that you need to use a properly trained masseuse or try out one of the many great massage chairs on the market.
These can be researched and the benefits established, a cheap masseuse cannot and may cause more harm than good. Done properly there are few, if any, risks. It’s worth doing your research first.
Looking to add a touch of luxury to your interior design? Every stylish home should own one of these designer rugs to add a fashion-forward finish to the interior design.
Drawing inspiration from far away places and exotic fabrics, all of the rugs in Ted Baker’s luxurious collection carry the level of attention to detail that consumers have come to expect from everything the designer produces. Weaving together Ted Baker’s trademark attention to detail with some uniquely bold print choices and jewel-toned colour schemes, these wall-to-wall pieces are practically dripping with opulence.
With Calvin Klein’s Home collection, you can bring the brand’s signature casual elegance into your soft furnishings and out of the wardrobe with one of the effortlessly chic rugs from the collection. Using meticulous crafting processes, Calvin Klein rugs are made from the finest materials and each one is a harmonious blend of comfort and style. These sophisticated, contemporary, and beautifully understated rugs are the ideal finishing touch if you’re looking to create a space that will be equal parts elegant and relaxing.
Having joined forces with The Rug Company in 2005 to create this collection, Vivienne Westwood rugs feature the bold designs we have all come to expect from the designer, with plenty of quintessential nods to British heritage. These iconic rugs feature much-loved Vivienne Westwood prints like the Union Flag and her signature orb. Heavily playing on her love of Scotland, the collection also features tartan print and Scotland’s national emblem, the milk thistle.
Renowned for his hodgepodge use of patterns, and influences ranging from historical clothing styles to Mediterranean colour and folklore, Christian Lacroix rugs feature catwalk-worthy designs that are sure to be a showstopper in any home. Taking the usual Lacroix approach to designing pieces that will tell memorable and unique stories, adding one of these rugs to your home will be sure to win you some style points.
Nothing exudes contemporary British style more than Paul Smith’s instantly recognisable stripe print rugs. Like all of Paul Smith’s creations, this collection of handwoven rugs beautifully blends his love of tradition with a sense of humour that brings a modern edge to the whole collection. If you’re looking for a design rug to make a statement without looking too traditional, a Paul Smith rug will be the perfect addition to your home.
The last designs to be signed off by the late Alexander McQueen, the designer’s collection of rugs were a rare departure for McQueen from the world of fashion and beauty. Capturing his love for high drama and a gothic sense of beauty, these rugs are works of art in their own right – especially the breathtaking hummingbird wall hanging.
Known for his quirky yet glamorous designs, when Giles Deacon turned his hand to designing rugs the results were always going to be playful and fashionable. Using his superior craftsmanship and penchant for whimsical designs, Deacon has created a collection of rugs that will lift your home out of the ordinary and bring it into the extraordinary. Choosing an unusual theme for his rugs, harsh metals are subverted and softened by the use of luxurious wool and silk threads. These rugs have been designed to be accessible for a wide range of homeowners, adding a cool finish to anything from a Georgian property to a contemporary apartment.
Moving away from his bridal couture roots, Elie Saab has created modern rug designs that draw on his love of architecture and interiors, heavily featuring themes such as foliage, florals, and abstraction. The overall aesthetic of these handwoven rugs combines Saab’s signature elements of style, seamlessly fusing together femininity, modernity, and luxury.
Suzanne Sharp is a name that has become synonymous with impeccable rug design. An artistic mastermind, her skill with colour and pattern in unmatched when it comes to rugs.
Sharp’s modern aesthetic is influenced by her travels, along with the world of architecture, fashion, and art. Her ability to create covetable and distinctive rug collections has led to many of her designs now being considered design classics. So if you’re after a well-designed rug, rather than a rug by a designer, a Suzanne Sharp rug should be your first choice.
There are many reasons why you may wish to buy a piece of land although some of the most common are to build your own home or create properties for resale. This can be a lucrative business but it is important to develop the right strategy to purchase the land and be aware of all the risks involved.
The biggest risk is in purchasing a piece of land that you can’t build on or will cost you a lot more than you think. This is not land that doesn’t have permission to be built on. It is land that has utilities and sewerage running underneath it. Before you commit to any plot you should have a survey completed with ground penetrating radar. This will highlight any utilities running under the ground which may cause you issues when you build. It can even show the unexpected surprise of a rock substrate. This will seriously affect the way in which you build.
Of course you also need to be aware of what zoning classification your land has; you may not even be able to build on it. There are also risks associated with the environment; particularly any animals that live on your new piece of land. You may find you’re unable to disturb them. It is also worth considering how close you are to the min utilities. The electric and water boards can charge a significant sum getting these utilities to your property; if they are even prepared to do it.
Choose the Right Strategy
Assuming you’re happy that the land has potential then there are several strategies you can adopt to make the most from it:
Just like property you can buy land and then sell it on. This is only viable if you are confident that you are getting the land at below its market value.
Another option is to purchase a piece of land in the hope that it will be worth a lot more in the future. This is likely if a town is gradually growing. You may even simply feel the land will appreciate as the years pass. Of course this strategy means you need to have spare cash; you’re not going to get a quick return on your investment.
Subject to planning constraints you can purchase a piece of land and build a property or properties on it. But, instead of selling the properties on you could choose to hold onto them and rent them to people. The return on your investment is slower but potential much greater.
It is possible to purchase land simply to grow something. For example you may wish to create your own vineyard. You’ll need to make sure the land and the climate are suitable for this type of growing.
The return on your investment will be the sale of the products you grow or rear; it is possible to become a sheep, pig or cow farmer with a plot of land.
If you know how the system works you can buy land and have it re-zoned to residential; dramatically increasing its value; but this is generally a more risky prospect.