The Ideal Backyard: Buried Trampoline
If we could build the perfect room from scratch, what would it look like? What features would it contain? Let’s have ourselves a little daydream…
Today’s post topic is so, just barely tangentially related to Live Simply that I almost shouldn’t be allowed to blog about it. However, it is–in my opinion–cool enough that you’ll forgive me. If you hate it, I’ll give you your money back. JK; this shit’s free! (I’m sorry.) (You expect my end-of-the-blog-week posts to be completely off the rails by now, don’t you? Also the favorites posts. Those always seem to be end up being a hot cluster of product-passion wrapped up in utter nonsense.) (But at least I keep it entertaining/confounding?)
Right, we’re off to a swell start here.
I will further undermine today’s post by telling you that I have, in fact, no strong feelings about trampolines whatsoever. I never had one, none of my friends did (that I remember), and I don’t yet have any small humans of my own for whom a trampoline would potentially be a relevant backyard accessory.
I am, however, in love with originality, imagination, and the refusal to accept that just because something has always been one way doesn’t necessarily mean that’s a good reason for it to stay the same.
So, you take backyard trampolines, those raised bouncy cages that do, I hear, provide a solid amount of occupied-child-time. I wouldn’t go so far as to call the elevated springy surfaces an eyesore, but they do advertise themselves so. They do perch there collecting leaves in the fall and mounds of snow in the winter. They might, you know, get in the way of you admiring your lush and beautifully maintained landscaping, or perhaps even your stunning view (we are pretending here, so why not?).
And then along comes someone, a person who if I was a full-time, full-time blogger I would have been good enough to research and name, who says: why’s that tramp gotta be all up like that? And: wouldn’t it be cool if we inverted the whole situation by digging a hole and making a part of the ground into the trampoline?
Yes, man/woman/person/team of people, that would be so cool.
Image credit: Landscaping design: James Lord and Roderick Wyllie of Surfacedesign; photography: Floto + Warner via Dwell
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Image credit: Home of Lou Rota; photography by Alun Callender for Daily Mail
Oh, and if you’re wondering whether you can get a lid for your in ground trampoline that looks like grass, you totally can!
Image credit: Sunken Trampolines
We could always ask Reese Witherspoon if she likes hers?
Okay then, carry on.
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