My aunt is one of a few women in my family who has skills with hammers and nails and saws (there is a fine tradition around here of women doing reno’s and completing all manner of projects). Along with my uncle, they built their log home, and last year, decided to build a little cabin.
Is it not the cutest thing ever?? And of course there are moose antlers on the front. It’s a cabin!! I also love the cheery red trim.
Inside is an amazing use of space.
Three levels of bunks built in an L shape into the corner of the cabin. Cute, cozy little beds with enough room for 6 or more people! Look at the peeled pine ladder they made. Rustic goodness.
This picture makes me giggle. I see at least two of the essential items needed for a cabin.
Toilet paper and lots of storage!! See the shelves above and below the window and the shelves tucked into the corner? The hooks on the pine paneling? All good stuff in a cabin. The wall in between the window and the shelves is being used as a guest book of sorts and they write on it every time they stay out there. They always put the date and some little catchy phrase to go along with it (XMas Beers!!).
Here is the view from the top bunk.
The best part is, they built it using only the materials they had on hand, including all of the hardware, lumber, and paint. Over the years (they live on a farm) they had accumulated a lot of this stuff, and they thought building a cabin would be a great way to use it as well as provide them with a little getaway. The only things they purchased were the windows, door, and little woodburning stove (so cute), and they were all second hand. It was also built on a skid so it can be moved if they want.
We love this cabin and it gives us lots of ideas for our own little cabin at our lakeside lot. I love that it is only big enough for beds, heat, and a little table and chairs.
That and those moose antlers on the front!
I would stay here any old day!!