Monday, November 2, 2009

Revisiting a past project
Hello everyone. I hope you had a fun weekend. We have more words than pictures this morning - how odd!
Yesterday Doug and I got up very early and went for a drive up the lake. We decided to go and visit the cabin we built 14 years ago. It's about a 90 minute drive from our place, along a beautiful, winding road to the north end of Kootenay Lake. We have probably only been there twice in the last 14 years because we sold it shortly after we built it. It holds a lot of memories for us - it was our first foray into the world of real estate. We bought the lakefront property for $10,000 which left us no money to build our little holiday cabin so Doug salvaged used building materials and built the entire cabin from recycled lumber, doors and windows. Our friends thought we were mad but the cabin ended up costing less than $1000 to build. And it was a summer well spent. It was fun to see it yesterday. The owners use it for just a few weeks every summer but I can tell they love it - there was a canoe and a fire pit and a well used trail down to the beach. But what I liked the most was to see how it had aged - it looks like an old miners cabin that's been there there for 85 years - I like that.




12 comments:

Linda said...

Its beautiful. Will you take me next time.

Candied Fabrics said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed!

jamaica byles said...

Love small cottages...looks very cosy.Doug sounds so handy!

Julie said...

Looks like the perfect "get away from it all" retreat! :-)

AnnaVallance said...

What I wouldn't give for a little cabin in the woods. Still dreaming.

Cate said...

I remember you talking about the cabin, but never saw any pics. How did you ever sell it! What a great job, I think you should get it back for little breaks and take us with you.

The Sale Rack said...

Just discovered your blog..love it! great colors and textures!

dear pony said...

I love this! Is there anything you two can't do?

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What a special project! The cabin has aged gorgeously.

Jill Broadhacker said...

It's amazing! What a wonderful project.

Style Guide said...

Oh how could you bare to part with it after all that hard work and effort. It is just lovely. What a lovely legacy to leave to this world. Jane

Suzanne said...

oh my goodness! it is so sweet :)

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