The thought of having a three-bedroom comfortable cabin has now given way to simply having a cabin or a country cottage that is suitable for my own immediate needs and for those of visitors that will include my children and future grandchildren. There's no doubt that I will make a beautiful home to share with those I love for the remainder of my life, which I hope will be long and full.
This past week, I've been speaking with two different builders so that I can get a cabin built on the acreage. These cabins will be in my price range and I'll hire local good-old-boys to do the electrical, plumbing and sheetrocking for me. I can do a lot on my own; it's amazing how much I can do when I'm put to the task and take my time, but the area where I am building has plenty of good labor readily available for a great price.
|My drive-way will look similar to this|
layout, but will be expanded out to one side
for parking behind cabin.
Here is a little cabin that is in my price range for me to look forward to building on my own. It is approximately 720 square feet with 192 square feet of front porch space.
|I prefer this plan because it has a laundry area off the kitchen|
and a good layout with the entrance at an appropriate location.
I'll probably make a change to the windows in the far wall
of secondary bedrooms, making them solid glass doors that will exit
onto a large side deck or screened-in room
to eventually be added for more outdoor space.
There's no mad rush for me to get the cabin finished out as I'd like, just as long as I go steady and stay on a determined path to make it the cottage of my altered dreams.
Such as having a corner of a room that is full of shelves for all my books and pictures of my treasured family members and friends!!
I am learning that venturing into the unknown is sometimes healthier and better for us than staying in a toxic environment that is far from what we ever dreamed of having as an adult.
Yes, sometimes you have to move away from the fire in order to not get burned. But, I'd take a fireplace with a ledge like the one below...
Yes, a home is about much more than sticks and bricks. A home is a place where you feel the warmth of love, acceptance, peace and security. I know I will have such a home again, very soon.
Very, very soon.