I was contacted a week before I left for NYC about being part of a story on the CBS Morning Show, which airs Sunday mornings at 9 PM eastern time. The particular segment was to be titled “America’s Dream Homes.” When I heard it included the Hearst Castle, and a multi-million dollar home in Big Sur, I had my trepidations. When the reporter and photographer got here, they seemed pretty savvy, and I told them, “This is a home built out of used lumber and windows from chicken coops, it’s pretty different from these other places you’re covering.” They said no, this was another aspect of “dream homes,” so we walked around the homestead. I showed them the outdoor solar shower, our chicken flock, the compost bins, and inside our house, and they seemed to get it.
I thought it would end up on the cutting room floor, but lo and behold, our handbuilt homestead made an appearance. Here’s the piece:
Be it ever so grand (shot of multi-million dollar cliffside home in Big Sur),
Or ever so humble (shot of house built out of corrugated steel grain silos),
Home is where dreams live (shot looking in gate at our home).
What do you know?