Last fall we purchased a small cabin to put on our property. It was made by the Amish as a “shed”. We finished the ceilings, floors and insulated it to make it into a cabin our family can use year round!
Living on the farm, it is difficult for us to be away very often. There are animals to tend to, gardens to be worked, grounds to be maintained, canning of foods etc. This little cabin is our way of having a vacation feeling while on our own land.
Here is a glimpse into our little Cabin in the Woods now that it is in full swing and being used every day!!
Let’s start with a look inside:
View from just inside the front door
Kitchenette area on the right
Table and 2 chairs on the left wall
The propane heater is behind this chair for use in the colder months
The loft set up for the kids to sleep
The loveseat sits behind the kitchenette area in the right back corner
The kids relaxing during the day with the little girl the Teen Queen babysits
I wanted a total rustic feeling experience. I love how the exposed wood looks! The ceiling has been insulated and installed. We have 2 comfortable chairs on the one side and a kitchenette area on the other. This cabinet was made by the Man using our old pasture fencing and leftover slate from our woodburner area in the house. The fabric was from a friend of my mothers who made them for us. The table pulls into a 5 foot table when fully opened and the loveseat converts into our bed. The loft has featherbeds on top of foam cushion for extra comfort for the kids and their friends to sleep on. There is no electricity but a few battery operated fixtures work perfectly. We have electricity across at the ice shanty, but I don’t want to add it to the cabin!
A fire area is set up so we can cook our meals. We kick it up to get some nice coals to cook over.
A bug free dining area is also set up to eat under. While I love the outdoors, I am not a person who likes to eat outdoors with bugs around so this is a perfect solution!
A badminton set and cornhole game has been added for some great family fun.
A golf cart was added for “faster” access to the main house when needed and for bringing back supplies. This is the parking area.
My early morning view with coffee. I love the horse pasture right behind us. I can hear the horses softly nuzzle at night.
And while we are on our staycation vacation, we are close enough for our animals to interact with us as normal, I can enjoy my fast paced walks along the river, we can grill at the house if wanted and we can attend local events with the kids and their close friends!
We can drive one street over to where our boat is docked, jump on and enjoy a full day including lunch on the river and head in with a sunset tube ride.
We will do the nightly feeding of the animals and head back under the moonlight to the cabin for some smores or popcorn.
And at the end of a full day we retire into the cabin, play a few card games before getting a great nights rest.
We are beyond blessed and thankful every day for our camping area!!