The Creation Begins with Destruction

The trailer has been re-located down next to the cabin. I've got the pressure-treated lumber to build the base. And if my motivation keeps up, I should have it framed in by the end of the summer. Hopefully.

Jan 29, 2010

Our Cabin in the Woods

We moved into this place about 3 years ago.

386 sq ft, 1-bedroom, 1-walkin closet, 3/4 bath

You could call it a 2-bedroom place ... but there are no closets.
There were closets ...
but one is occupied by the water heater tank,
and the other is occupied by the clothes dryer.
The other side of the wall from the dryer ...
the washing machine occupies the pantry.

See that green trashcan?  And the vertical batten board?
Just to the right of the trashcan and the batten is the dryer vent.
The batten represents an inside wall.
Just to the left of the batten is the pantry ... and washer.

The backside view is interesting ...

About halfway the length of the back wall, you see a protrusion.
That's a 34" shower ... protruding 14" thru the back wall.
That's the only way to get one in the bathroom.
The bathroom is small enough that you have to step into the shower to change your mind -- or change directions.

You can see where there used to be an A/C unit in the bedroom ...
a blue storage lean-to ... and an amperage sucking monster (A/C unit) in the living room.

That A/C/ unit was giving us $160 - $200 utility bills in the summer.
That's more than our rent!
Under the silver tarp is a dishwasher unit that my wife insists we need to keep.
And tomorrow we'll talk about the blue tarp around the front porch.

Did I mention that we have access to a swimming pool up front, fishing rights in the pond out back, a workbench & space in the big shop building, several rows usage in the big garden, all the pecans we can pick up and eat, and the landlord let me make two 4' x 8' garden boxes.  Oh yes, and I have a compost bin going ...

My wife still talks about buying a 2,000 - 6,000 sq ft house.
"The Dream"
BUT, what more do we really need?

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