TH, my dad, and I camped out for a month on our property three years ago to build our cabin. It was so much fun! My dad shared his mad skills and TH became quite the carpenter. I feel proud because we did everything ourselves, except for the plumbing (for when we drill a well someday).
|Denali's (McKinley's) top is peeking out above the clouds.|
Our cabin is 384 square feet and perfect. (I do feel sorry for my shoe collection, which has to live in a giant tote on the porch.) We do not have water, i.e. no shower, bathroom, faucet, laundry. Our amazing wood stove keeps us toasty throughout the winter. In fact, it's usually so warm that my coconut butter is permanently in a liquid state.
|Hauling water builds delts!|
|Princess, our Blaze King|
|Our outhouse with a view|
When you live in a small space you need to be creative with storage. Our "couch" is actually a bench that TH built.
It's hollow, so that I can store all of my dry, natural goodies that I either order online or purchase when I make the long trek to Los Anchorage (our state's metropolis).
We also have a hollow bed and hollow benches:
TH built me a gorgeous bookshelf above our cupboards, that also serves as a partial wall for our tiny guest loft.
And because he loves me so much, he also created a cute little spice shelf above our stove so that I don't have to waste cupboard/counter space with numerous little containers. It's so handy for (un)cooking!
|It's actually quite long.|
We feel happy that we don't need a giant house to store all of our stuff. Getting rid of almost everything from our former 1600 square foot place to move here was exhilarating! At some point we will build a larger house on our property, just because it's kind of tight when we have guests. But for now, we love our cozy space.