The Elegance of Simplicity with Nature As Neighbors

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors


“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” 
― Rainer Maria RilkeLetters to a Young Poet


According to science, nature seeks simplicity, striving for the most energy efficient outcome. Humans often do the opposite. The more complex and complicated we make our lives, the less satisfied we feel. Perhaps that is why we feel so refreshed and relaxed after spending time in a natural setting. 


At ViewHomes of Clark County with Nature As Neighbors™, we sell properties that contribute to health and well-being.  Homes on acreage that soothe souls and remind us of the simple beauty found in nature. Simplicity, in its pure form, is quite elegant. Simply luxurious. 


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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

314 NE Cedar Street
Camas, WA  98607





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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love your post, love the message.  Yes, humans imitate the salmon by swimming upstream...A

Dec 14, 2017 07:46 AM #2
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Love the photo, love the quote... there is true beauty in all forms of simplicity.

Dec 14, 2017 07:47 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debb. I like this and also tend to gravitate toward the simple.

Dec 14, 2017 07:52 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Beautiful Beth, thanks for the comment. Yes we do, I'm working with a client - a wonderful and complicated person. :) 

So true, Ron and Alexandra Seigel . At least they do it for LOVE. ;) 

Yep, simplifying our lives is not suffering, it's determining what's important. 

Dec 14, 2017 07:54 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sheila, I sense that in your posts and the way you live your life. Bravo. D 

Dec 14, 2017 07:54 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD oh how true.... I love to simplify.... I'm all for making my life simple.... I've downsized to a small gambrel cape style home from a 100' living room in the big home is the same dimentsion as the entire foundation in my present home.... I love it.... I can maintain cleaning people to hire.... I gave my furniture away to those who wanted it (family was asked first).... now I live the simple life.

Dec 14, 2017 08:02 AM #7
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

This is a great niche and it sounds like you know the market. 

Dec 14, 2017 08:13 AM #8
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Your message is beautiful, and especially needed at this time of year. Simplicity in our surroundings allows us time to enjoy what is truly fulfilling to us.

Dec 14, 2017 08:14 AM #9
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, love your photo, and wish our lives could be so simplistic, but not quite possible when doing several real estate deals, unfortunately!  

Dec 14, 2017 08:17 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb and Bernie- I love the photo of the "tree" in the is elegant in its simplicity. 

Dec 14, 2017 09:13 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Kathy, and after just returning from reading your post, Merry Christmas. D 

Dec 14, 2017 09:18 AM #12
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love this. We are in the process of looking to downsize and simplify our lives. I'm looking forward to it! So much stuff to get rid of!

Dec 14, 2017 11:16 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Our lives are certainly more hurried & complex than they were just 15 years ago. Multitasking is now the norm & we're constantly being pulled in many different directions. It's imperative that we take time to disconnect & enjoy the silence when given the opportunity. 

Dec 14, 2017 11:16 AM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Life is more beautiful in its uncomplicated simplicity.  Love the little tree.  This year, I bought a Rosemary Christmas tree and decorated it.  It stands no more than 18".  I love it!

Dec 14, 2017 05:26 PM #15
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that picture and I love simplicity!  Is that your Christmas tree growing for next year?

Dec 15, 2017 05:41 AM #16
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


My favorite thoughts about this, cheers cvc

To him who in the love of Nature holds   
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks   
A various language;


Dec 15, 2017 07:19 AM #17
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Love it Debb,  great picture and great quote.  You know how to bring out the best in your blogs.


Dec 15, 2017 08:31 AM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I love your photograph and your paired quote. 

You will enjoy watching this tree grow over the years.

Dec 15, 2017 10:57 AM #19
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Hi Debb and Bernie - we so whole heartedly agree. Simplicity is a gift to appreciate every day. And we too feel so fortunate to live next to the nature preserve which offers a beautiful quietness and serenity to us each and every day.

Dec 15, 2017 12:00 PM #20
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you for the message and I do agree with you. I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Dec 16, 2017 09:27 PM #21
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