Come summer, a lot of people long for the beach, but I was raised to long for the mountains, the pines, and the cabin. Every summer, we made the trek to a treasured family spot in Idaho where my grandfather built a cabin.
My parents inherited the family cabin, but last year they acquired an additional cabin to contain their overflowing posterity. It is a sweet little retreat in the woods and just about 1000 square feet of fun.
My mother envisions this new cabin as an oasis for cousins to get together to frolic and play. I have been charged with the task of helping her spruce it up on the cheap. It has to be fun, functional, and pretty because an attractive environment adds to the atmosphere and the fun in my book.
So here it is, the new cabin as it was left by the last owners. Bare bones, right? But oh, what amazing bones! I mean look at those beams! Check out that knotty pine paneling and don’t you just love the architecture of an attic bedroom? There is something very treehouse getaway about them.
|Upstairs South Bedroom|
I am getting ready to kick my summer cabin projects into high gear so wait and see if we can make this into a welcoming woodland escape for the kids and maybe their parents.
|Upstairs North Bedroom|
|Living, Dining, and Kitchen in about 400 sq. feet|