a place of retreat/teeny tiny red cabin


teeny tiny red cabin

(this was also posted in “depressionsgift.com)

Posted on May 2, 2013

Thought you might like to see some pictures. I will be writing from this location a lot this summer. I think you will understand why I find so much peace here.

CABIN, BUNKHOUSE 2013This is the main cabin. It’s only 500 square feet. Below is the bunk house. I used my Picasa editing program to make the pictures really great but I can’t get those pictures to download so I’m having to use unedited versions.  As you can see, none of the trees are in leaf yet and none of the plants I planted last year are in bloom. I have Lady’s Mantles planted in front of bunk house along with some grasses. Going to plant much more this summer. Ground is bear around both cabin and bunkhouse as we had to have trees removed for the bunk house to be built. Than we had to have electrical brought to bunk house from cabin so our yard really got bulldozed more than I wanted. My friend made the sign for me for Christmas. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Paris often because of my husband’s travel schedule and obscene number of frequent flyer miles. I always knew the bunk house would be named “La Cabinette.”DSC00282

This is inside cabin. To the right and in the front is the "kitchen". The bed kind of sits in a alcove. I had that darn laundry bag edited out of picture but as I said, can't get Picasa version to download.

This is inside cabin. To the right and in the front is the “kitchen”. The bed kind of sits in a alcove. I had that darn laundry bag edited out of picture but as I said, can’t get Picasa version to download.

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Inside bunk house. There are shelves pretty much on every wall. Walls are whitewashed in white. Ceiling in a wonderful seafoamy blue-green. It must have been one hundred degrees when we did this.. My husband could have killed me as just plain ole' painting would have been so much easier.

Inside bunk house. There are shelves pretty much on every wall. Walls are whitewashed in white. Ceiling in a wonderful seafoamy blue-green. It must have been one hundred degrees when we did this.. My husband could have killed me as just plain ole’ painting would have been so much easier.

Bought two chairs AND a love seat for $60.00 at local Goodwill. The cushions and pillow purchased same day for about $5.00. Table from Goodwill as well, $5.00. Everything in bunkhouse and cabin purchased at garage sales or Goodwill. I  LOVE thrift shopping and repurposing.

Bought two chairs AND a love seat for $60.00 at local Goodwill. The cushions and pillow purchased same day for about $5.00. Table from Goodwill as well, $5.00. Everything in bunkhouse and cabin purchased at garage sales or Goodwill. I LOVE thrift shopping and repurposing.

Candlesticks dry brushed. Look closely at the round shiny object. Will tell you what it is and how I used them in next picture.

Candlesticks dry brushed. Look closely at the round shiny object. Will tell you what it is and how I used them in next picture.

The gold shiny decorations are gold nails used for nailguns. I found them at a Habitat for Humanity store for $1.00 each. They are just sitting on top of the nails I used to hang the curtains.  Aren't they cool?

The gold shiny decorations are gold nails used for nailguns. I found them at a Habitat for Humanity store for $1.00 each. They are just sitting on top of the nails I used to hang the curtains. Aren’t they cool?

Another close up view of shelf arrangement on back wall.

Another close up view of shelf arrangement on back wall. I always knew exactly how I wanted to decorate the inside. I had been studying magazines for years. I knew I didn’t want a ceiling (the rafters are open) and that I didn’t want “walls”. I wanted everything exposed. Of course, that means the bunk house is not insulated. So when it’s really cold or really hot, it’s barely inhabitable. But I can always put on more clothes and hey, it’s in the woods, I can strip down to almost nothing if I want. Hubby would love it.

As I’ve said so often, I’m so grateful to have a place like this to come to. Being here really helps me gain perspective. One verse from Scripture that I love is from Proverbs 3: 5 & 6. (Proverbs is a book in the Christian bible.The bible is divided by books, chapters and verses.) It says:

“Trust in the the Lord with all your heart. Don’t try to figure out everything. Make God first in your life and he will direct your path”. (My paraphrase.)

I find that easy to do at Teeny Tiny Red Cabin.

God bless.

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    • It’s so serene. We’re home now and I’m already wanting to go back. Some of the animals are bears! We’ve seen one right in back of our cabin about three years ago. Thanks for your comments.

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