Blue house

Once, not so long ago, there was a man who loved the sea and wanted to live the rest of his life on the island. Then came a woman, she met the man and she also moved to the island. They got married in a tiny church in the countryside, bought a small boat and decided they wanted a little house near the port where their boat was moored.

So they built a wooden house, a place to bring together all their friends to eat, drink ouzo and souma (the local drink), talk and have fun. After the man “left” this world, the woman planted a cypress tree and started using the house as a retreat to read, make jewellery, weave her tapestries, be close to nature and walk near the sea. This is the story of the Blue House.

The plot, on which the house is built, is half filled with mastic trees. The place is perfect for independent minds who want to work creatively in a natural environment surrounded by light, have a pleasant place to return to after exploring the island, or spend quiet days near the sea and among mastic trees (the basic elements of Chios).

About mastiha (mastic) and its production see:https://toultouline.com/2017/10/20/the-mastic-gum-of-chios-greece/

4 thoughts on “Blue house

  1. Kathy

    Hi Katerina,
    What a nice blog! You are so lucky to be back in that lovely environment – it’s getting
    so hot here. I hope you found everything in good shape and are moving on with all
    your projects.
    We’ll talk soon……or email

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    1. toultouline

      Thank you Kathy! You know well how much I needed to come back. It’s hot here, too, but the air is cleaner. Yes, we’ll talk soon.

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  2. DeboraM

    Such a nice post and I just need to close my eyes to see this beautiful house and environnement , this year is the first one in 37 years we will not be able to visit the beautiful Islands due to the Corona virus but I am grateful if we can stay healthy and thinking of all the people that were victimes and the caretakers so we may not complain and let’s hope the ‘human race’ will be capable to quell this invisible danger. I wish you all the best and a lovely stay at your beloved house .

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  3. toultouline

    Thank you Debora. 37years! I was almost sure that during one of your visits to Greece this year we would meet. But we cannot be sure about anything (it has always been like this). We are still around, and this is what matters. We need to be patient until all this virus problem ends, hopefully without too many casualties. Have a good rest of the summer!

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