We bought our cabin from the most kindhearted, tough, hardworking people I've ever met; Bill and Deidre Axelson. They lived year round in the cabin with their 4 kids, donkey, horse, goats, sheep, rabbits, ducks, ferrets, cats, dogs, and the sweet natured, though ugly as all get out, featherless rooster. Since the cabin only has snowmobile access in the winter (and it is a long, cold winter), Bill built the family an adorable one room schoolhouse where the kids could be homeschooled.
Obviously, we don't need a schoolhouse, so we've decided to transform it into a guesthouse. The cabin is my sanctuary, so i'm envisioning a sanctuary within a sanctuary. The guesthouse will act as a place to go when the main cabin is too bustling with people, or when Jess is watching some cowboy movie and I want to watch a BBC movie, or for a couple who wants a little more privacy, or a place to put kids, or dogs, or turtles, or Jess. Let me show you inside...
The ladder goes upto a cute loft, but we'll get there in a minute. As you can see we have a strategically placed pillar that we need to work around. Don't mind the the dead flies on the floor - they're part of the rustic charm.
I'm thinking sage colored walls with a lush, cozy shag carpet. I'm thinking a futon, easy chair, table and entertainment area. I'm thinking that maybe I think this tiny space is much bigger than it actually is. Do you think I should leave the pencil sharpener? Like it's part of the cabin's history? As if it's been there for 100 years instead of a measly 4?
This is looking up into the loft. note the sturdy railing and smoke alarm. Safety first!
Upstairs are these bookshelves and this little area. I'm thinking of making it into a little meditation area. Full of books and some fun pillows. Not that I meditate, but I've always wanted to. I'm going the whole Field of Dreams route - "If I build it, I will meditate".
I will keep you posted on our progress. I totally think we can this project knocked out within the next 5 years.