And there it all sat like quills on a porcupine until just a few weeks ago...
The small building is a single room with a front porch, both 8' above ground - plus a considerable amount of outdoor space at ground level for hammocks and hanging chairs. The Nest is not, and never was, intended to provide living space although I'm sure I'll "live" in it until the rental units are up.
(The rental units will also sit 8' above ground and have open living/bedroom combos, deep front porches across their fronts, kitchens, and bathrooms; and will be available by the week...but more about that later.)
Instead, The Nest will be for future visitors as a library or game room. The books that now live on shelves in separate bedrooms in the existing house will all be pulled together into one space with additions...lots of additions; and a selection of games like dominoes or monopoly.
People can select a book to read in their own spaces or read in or below El Nido.