We started with a 12 x 20 foot bedroom/storage addition and that turned our one-room cabin into a 3 room cabin!
We made the boards for the walls with the trees that had to be cut down in order to make our road. One of the first things we did when we bought the land was set up a little saw mill. What we don't use for lumber we will use for heating our home.
When we bought it, the walls in the cabin were an assortment of old, used wall panel. It was so ugly, put up in any and every direction, nothing cut to fit but laid one on top of the other to cover any holes. Once we covered it with our pine it all looked great!
We love to Reuse and Recycle.
The wood stove was thrown out by it's last owner because the glass door had broken. Bernie fixed it with a piece of metal. The old microwave cupboard got new pine boards in the back to hold it together. We salvaged the carpet from an office building. Bernie thinks the chrome kitchen table may have belonged to his Grandmother and I added some color with a blanket we bought in Mexico. I dyed some lime green curtains I found at Value Village blue, now they match my old denim quilt so we used them in the bedroom to close off the closet and cover the door and window. Actually there is very little that was bought to furnish this place. It's amazing how much stuff you have once you start looking.
We found these old pictures while cleaning out one of the old building on the farm. It seemed a shame to see them all covered with dust and neglected so after a little cleaning we hung them in the dining room. We want to do some investigating and find out as much as we can about them. It will be a mystery, history quest for us.
This is a pretty small space compared to what I'm used to in a kitchen. No stove/oven so I will have to make do with a bbq, hot plate, crock pot and electric fry pan while we are building.
Anyone have recipes they want to share? I need to get pretty creative or we are going to be eating a lot of bbq hamburgers for the next year or more!
I didn't take a picture but I did set up an area in the back storage room as my Stu Dee O. If I get any time next summer I will at least have a place to be creative. I have a feeling though, that my creative energy will be directed at making our new home unique and interesting. Ideas are already running through my brain!