Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A cave, a view & a dream

A very interesting email arrived... "I too was a management consultant for 20 years but left it all behind to renovate a couple of caves on the cliffs of Oia-Santorini." It ended with Wave from the cave~

Renovate a couple of caves? Leave the corporate world behind? You see Michael of Oia Santorini had a dream that spanned over 20 years, a dream to wake up each morning to a spectacular Santorini view. Above is one of the two cave homes he and his family are renovating. Love this blue door. Below is the spectacular view of his dreams.


His blog, Oia Santorini, is about "adventures, trials & tribulations, sheer joy, wonder, frustration, inspiration and self discovery..." Below is a picture of the mules who move away the dirt and the rocks, bag-by-bag.

A special application of plastic and mesh prevents moisture problems that can cause the interior paint to peel away in the winter.
I'm looking forward to following this blog as the renovation continues and to vicariously enjoying these incredible views along the way.

Cheers to dreams, to paths contemplated, to journeys taken!

(all copyrighted photos posted with permission, Oia Santorini)

16 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

I remember being in Santorini as a child and riding the donkeys. We always had a chant...santorini on a donkey...

La Maison Fou said...

Wow seems like a dream, could you imagine waking up to that view!
Really great.
Leslie

ana said...

Oh Wow I think everyone has for once dream of dropping everything and go live by the sea, I have.
Thank you very much for your post, it made my day...

Lrerg said...

What an extraordinary place! Sumptious.

Maria Killam said...

I have been in Santorini, it was fun to see the pictures again and feel like I was back there for a minute!
Love this post, I'll have to take a look at his website!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I want to step through the computer screen and into that last photo!!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow, wow, wow. I want that dream. Can I tag along with him!

Amazing views.

Haven and Home said...

Those pictures took my breath away.

My Notting Hill said...

PT & E - I know what you mean, I want to step in that photo and walk down that path...Thanks for all the comments everyone.

Lee said...

It's getting awfully wintery here in Melbourne & this post is making me dream of warmer climes. Lee :)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OMGosh! Can you IMAGINE?

Heather said...

Gorgeous! I'm ready to go book a vacation there! Or perhaps I'll buy a neighboring cave?

DesignTies said...

Funny - I've just written a post about our dream house and location! Of course it's really nothing compared to Michael's Oia Santorini!! Wow! I'm definitely going to check out his blog. Thanks for highlighting this project and blog!
Victoria @ DesignTies

my favorite and my best said...

wow! thanks for the heads up on this blog. what a find. cave renovation is cool.

pve design said...

Heaven. :)

A "cheery" disposition said...

if there is anywhere i could visit in the world this would be it.

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