Had to show you what the farm looked like in the spring. When you drive through the gate, you’re on a hill covered with rye grass and summer hay, so everything from the hill is down and away. With the trees in full green, you can see only two of the four ponds visible in winter, but hey–I’m not complaining.
This is on the hill looking back toward the gate (which you can’t see). The trees in the distance are also ours, but they’re down the hill and across a meadow from us. Which reminds me. I should get a picture of the meadow for you. It’s lovely.
This is the framework for the bathroom/closet space. Not sure you really needed to see it, but, well . . . there ya go. Moving on.In this pic of the man being silly, you can see pretty much the entire cabin. I’m in what will be the bedroom, with the bath to my right. MSB is in what we will laughingly call “the great room,” and beyond him will be the kitchen/dining room. The entire cabin is 476 SF, so you can whisper “coffee’s ready” from the kitchen and wake the dead in the bedroom.
We haven’t quite figured out what to do with the loft space yet. It’s too low for much of anything except storage. We played with the idea of throwing mattresses up in them and putting railings around them and letting the grandkids sleep up there. Haven’t decided yet.
Anyway, next comes the insulation, walls, and ceiling, and after that, the floor. We have the place wired to run off a generator once everything is set up. Eventually, we’ll have electricity on the place, but meanwhile the entire cabin can run off the generator. Having an actual functioning kitchen and bathroom are still down the road a ways, but I can cook with crockpots and electric woks during the weekends we’ll be there, and the hubs is king of the bbq grill, so it’s not like we’ll starve. Besides, some of the best in country and Polish cooking is just down the road.
If the weather will cooperate, we should be able to have it done enough to move in some furniture before long. Then we’ll see how good my measurements were–will everything I want to set up and store in the little shed actually fit? Inquiring minds want to know.