There are lots of pictures in this post, and most of them are old and scanned, and are not of the best quality. I have some better ones someplace, where this little cabin was even more tricked out and photo worthy, but I cannot find them! It is driving me crazy; I have been looking for them all day long. I must have put them away for safe keeping, because I went through everything. They are safe from me, at least. Dang. Oh, well, it is okay for everything to not be perfect. I think. And, to be fair to myself, I had never even heard of a blog when these photos were taken. Who would have ever guessed that I would want to put pictures of my home on the internet? Some family members still cannot believe I do it!
Anyway, here is the story. After Nigel and I left the McKenzie Valley so that we could both attend new schools, Mom said that we could live in her little vacation cabin in La Pine. The cabin is a 365 square foot studio. Besides my 10-year-old boy, we had our big dog, Ray, and 3 cats.
This cabin is well laid out and has a good kitchen and a good bathroom, with a good cast iron tub. Those were three very important things that I am glad I had back then.
We loved our cabin. This is one of those buildings that it is filled with peace. I can't explain it, but it has a calming effect to all who enter. It was safe. Back then, in 2001, the neighborhood was sparsely populated and it was safe too.
We felt so comfortable there, that during the summertime, Nigel and Ray slept out here in this old camper. We have pictures of it when it was all fixed up somewhere.
The front porch was like an extra room. I used to sit out there and read my textbooks and study. In the mornings, I enjoyed my coffee out there. In the afternoons, I enjoyed my coffee cup of merlot. That place was so peaceful.
Living Area, Before:
When you first walk in, on the left, there is a very efficient little woodstove. You probably recognize many things in this cabin. I don't think I have gotten rid of much over the years; I have just added to my favorites.
These curtains are still in use throughout our home today. The cabin backs up to BLM land and there wasn't anybody behind us. I didn't even have mini-blinds!
Okay, I would like it if you would look to the left of this picture. That is where Nigel's loft bed is.
The Kitchen, Before:
The Kitchen, After:
Under the counter and above the counter is where I kept my dishes and glasses ... there is a lot of storage in this small kitchen. I loved it.
Here is the tiny hall and the walk-in closet that I used as my office:
The following pictures are recent. Grandma Jody got her retreat cabin back from Nigel and me years ago. She continues to work on it. She was working on it this day, framing the windows, so things are jumbled around. I just wanted to use this pics for comparison so that you can see how much I squeezed into it when we were living there.
that she has put on the walls. Great job, Mom!
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