A few things:
Growing up, I always shared a bedroom with my sister. It could have been worse, I was friends with a girl who shared a bedroom with her brother up until high school, I believe.
I worked a couple of summers at a church camp and we bunked with five or six of us to the cabin both summers.
I went away for one semester to a private college and roomed with a girl I knew from high school. I came back to my parents home for Christmas and lived there until I got married a year out of high school.
I've generally always had an extra bedroom in our homes for my sewing.
But I've never lived on my own, or had a room of my own.
When we got things fixed back up at our little house in the country, we joked about me having a studio up there and we looked at small cabins to move onto the property. We didn't have that kind of extra money though so I was never really serious about having a room.
My grandparents' old house is not far from us and it is falling down from not being lived in. A tree had fallen on the porch during hurricane Rita and had pretty much ruined the porch. There was a room on the end of the house that my uncle built back in the 60s. He started talking about taking that room apart and rebuilding it up near our house on the property. I started dreaming again.
He'd asked my cousin to come up with the tractor and clear out some space for him to work. My cousin suggested they load the room up on the trailer and move the room intact. To make a long story short, that is exactly what they did. The room is now sitting near our little house. It is a 14X16 room and we are going to add 10 feet to the 16 foot end.
He started laying the floor decking this weekend and will likely have walls up when we get there next weekend. I never really dreamed this would happen, particularly not this quickly. I have no idea what all I am going to do with my space! Well, actually, I do have several ideas. I want to have space for someone to be able to sleep overnight in the room, which will necessitate a bathroom of some sort. And I want to be able to make coffee in the room. And space to spread out and do artsy-fartsy projects and such.
We are scavenging as much of the materials as possible. Be forewarned, when you look at the photos below, you will see, this is a rustic room. My grandparents' house was a rustic house. Eventually I will have a porch all the way across the front of the room, as it did when the room was attached to the old house.
That's what I'm waiting on right now, a room of my own.