Saturday, February 9, 2008

Cabin Fever

I definitely have cabin fever. When we were up at the log cabin today, I immediately wished Greg & I had brought sleepings bags to stay the night. No matter that it would have been on the OSB subflooring. We were enjoying just being there looking at the snow covered lake. A black squirrel was running around the large oak tree out front and chickadees were flying about. We also had a nice visit from our log home dealers - The Fleshers.

This past week the furnace was installed and more progress was made in the kitchen and the bathroom. Speaking of the bathroom, I thought the toilet was ready to use....ha! Greg had to go get some drinking water out of the crew's water cooler and pour it into the toilet so it would flush. Whoops! This week I expect the crew will start on the maple hardwood flooring and complete the electric and kitchen.

68 comments:

Oberon said...

.......fabulous.

Boho Baby said...

It looks positively fantastic. I hope one day my husband, kids and I can live in a log cabin! Thank you for sharing your experiences with this, thy'll definitely prove helpful!

SN said...

I thought I would only see that on fantasy film, you are really living the dream. Lucky you, it sounds lovely.

R2K said...

Man I want to live there...

julie said...

I live in Newfoundland, Canada and stumbled upon your blog. Very nice cabin! Cabins in Newfoundland are plentiful. Many people who already live in the country, have cabins in the woods, where they spend alot of time. I don't have a cabin, but a nice modest home with a beautiful garden and a view of the Bay of Islands and mountains which are over 500 million years old. Thank you for sharing your information with so many people from all over the world!

blackromance said...

That's absolutly gorgeous. I'm jealous.

Bethany said...

That is so cool..I wish I lived there!

James and Andrea said...

Oh wow! That looks so much like my parent's log cabin in Alaska which we built when I was 16! Built into the side of a hill with a wrap around deck and front loft windows. Wow! I love that home.

I'll never forget straddling logs and peeling bark off the bettle killed spruce trees. Sometimes I'd come to a nest of larve (yuck!). Those we didn't expose hatched and crawled out of the walls those next two years. Surprise!

It was all worth it!

Adam John said...

I sure hope you have luck with the log cabin.


There are many log homes in our area but in a few years they start to look awful from weather.

It look great and God bless.

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Christine said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful! It's so wonderful that you're able to live your dream. :-)

enterprising energy said...

I am glad I stumbled upon this blog, I will be back soon... It is great to see sites and blogs with more options, advice and info on more sustainable housing... Keep up the good work.

Davis-Crane said...

Thats a really cool cabin! I've always wanted to build/live in a cabin that was home-made! That would be amazing!! Kudos on your achievement!!

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Aleia said...

Oh wow that looks beautiful. Lucky you.

RattleSnake said...

yeh i hear that cabins seem to always have stuff to do on them and when you think everything is done there is more stuff to do

thanks for letting me post,

sincerely

rattlesnake

ps. nice site

Anonymous said...

The log cabin looks wonderful. I wish I had a place like that. Being able to live in Northern MI is being able to enjoy nature at its best.

sassybee said...

Man, that looks too cool.

Anonymous said...

i love Log cabins they seem so cozy and inviting

Ladsk said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Way cool :)

LunaPetunia said...

.....You are creating my dream

Donald M said...

That is one beautiful cabin. You are so blessed to have such a beautiful building! I wish I was there right now. I stayed in a cabin a couple years ago, and I wished it looked like that.


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padmaja said...

vow, super idea. We had been to Tasmania and lived in a log cabin . a jungle resort types. And believe me it was funnnnnn!

Everymatter said...

good one

samin said...

i found this blog through the blogger home page--the crazy thing is that my friends in northern washington just built the exact same house.

congratulations!

Malandi said...

That is so awesome, I'm a little jealous.

IRENE said...

This is lovely. My husband and I love log cabin style. We hope to build one in his mountainous paternal village, one day!
Wishing you and your family health and joy.

Anonymous said...

wow!

CrazyCow said...

That is so beautiful. Certainly beats concrete and bricks.

Ruth & Robert said...

I love your log cabin home blog, it's interesting that you heard at one point it would be two years before you could move in and now you're close after only a few months.

Hopefully with your blog I can talk my dear husband into building our own log home when we do return to the States.

Best wishes!

mr_nice said...

I want one of these, I think that they are about to take off here in the UK

William Wren said...

inspirational

Sarita Leone said...

What a great blog! Love the pictures.

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the super A said...

you guys have a beautiful cabin there! I like your blog, il link to it on mine, though I'm just an inexpirienced noob.
-A ;-)
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standingtree said...

This is really great. My husband and I are planning on building a stack wall home in the bush here in northern ontario.

snomag said...

wow, that's really inspiring, I think I'm not the only one who would love to own a house like that

Brandellaa said...

You're a yooper now, congrats :) I grew up in Negaunee (about an hour away from Munising) and it's definitely an interesting place to live...the snow is a hard obstacle, but it's gorgeous

violetlady said...

It has always been a dream of mine to live in a log cabin. I don't think my dream will come to fruition since my husband's dream is to live on a boat! I will enjoy following your progress.

Maria in Montana said...

Hi Shelley! I love your blog. It's cool to see the evolution of your home going from concept to reality. Also, thank you for visiting my blog about log cabin living in Montana! I appreciated your comment! :)

glassgirl said...

You are living my dream. Hopefully one day, my husband and I can build our own.
Thanks for all the insight and tips.
Hope you get to be in there soon!

M Russell said...

I stumbled onto your blog this evening. My husband and I have been to two log home shows visiting and interviewing several of the different log home companies. I'm compiling a 3-ring binder of all of the info I've collected from the vendors we're interested in. There are so many of them. We still haven't completely made up our mind to go with a log home. We're worried about the upkeep. How are you planning on maintaining it in the years to come? The options seem limited...hire someone to stain it every other year or so for us, or do it ourselves (we're not spring chickens anymore). The information you share is good. I'll keep watching to see the completed home.

one ben bir sey said...

Great and healthty

Shelley said...

M Russell
Hi there - I love hearing from others that are planning their log home too!! I also have a 3-ring binder compiled w/ information too! I have a 2nd one that helps me w/ the final planning, construction, decor, etc. My husband & I did all the same things you did - went to the log home shows, interviewed them, etc. If you go with a lighter stain then you will have to stain it every other year, if it's a little darker - then every 4-5 years. The Sascho stain was offered w/ our package. I will be talking to them this week and get their advice and tips and post it on an upcoming blog. We will be staining the exterior this spring and will be hiring professional. Good luck with your future log cabin and please keep me posted on your progress! Shelley

Nichole said...

Your log cabin is beautiful!! And your surroundings sound even better! Good luck with the rest of the project!

VampGirl said...

That is so beautiful. I am having cabin fever also. MY goal for this year is to get some land where me and my family can build our own log cabin. I just recently started getting log home living in the mail and just sit and dream all day looking at it.

Bloggers said...

what a great looking log cabin. I am totally jealous.

jen said...

after growing up in a log cabin, i never thought i would actually want to ever live in one again. but seeing your pictures... i'd actually consider it.

the log cabin i grew up in was a pre-fab from 1979. very dark with orangey/brown indoor/outdoor carpet. ~shutters~

on the other hand, yours? beautiful!

Meg said...

Hi, This looks absolutely fantastic. In Wales, where I live, everything seems to stop when it snows. Everyone stocks up on bread!! I'm sure transport is easier where you are.
Good luck in your new home. Meg.

Wiemjaktojest said...

lovely hous i want it :) so natural and fresh

Heinz Family said...

OH you are so blessed. Enjoy your log cabin, I have enjoyed your blogs..

Gulumal said...

That house of log looks beautiful.
And so does your blog.

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Anonymous said...

I just love your cabin and the way your styling it.We have a cottage I would have love to reconstruct,it has potential but lacking time and money.Good luck.

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Outdoors2 said...

Ahh...
The smell of Walleye and Onion
wafting gently through thin air
The sound of Laughter and Joy
All relaxing without care..

Green with envy
Wonderful..;)

Action Jackson said...

wow its certainly coming along nicely :) great work!

Spencek said...

A fantastic feat to have your own log cabin built to spec. A home for you to enjoy. Congratulations.

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reliv4life said...

Nice! We built our own Log Cabin here in Montana several years ago. We moved in when just the first floor was finished and have slowly completed it. It should be totally done this spring! My two oldest kids peeled bark, pounded in rebar, etc... We raised the logs one by one using our vehicles and a pully system... anyway, it was rough at times, but all worth it now! Congrats!!

emfash said...

ohmy!! too lovely!!

ThymeSense ~ A Sense of Thyme said...

You're so lucky! Beautiful cabin, I love northern Michigan. The perfect setting for your dream home! Can't wait to see your finished cabin.

Reenie's Corner said...

I just love your blog and all about your trials and tribulations building your dream home...a log cabin! How cool!
I really like your theme and scheme of your blog. I'm a "newbie" to blogging and wondered if you publish/post and do your images from Word 2007. I have Word 2007 and would like to publish/post from there but I'm having difficulty in what Upload URL and Source URL to use...would you know anything about using Word?
Thanks much if you want to give me any tips on how you blog, I would really appreciate it. Your images just flow with the blog.
Good luck on your venture and I'll be stopping in to visit your blog.
Sincerely

P.S. an after-thought said...

Looks beautiful, but I'd change one thing: this isn't a cabin, it is a house.

Reenie said...

I didn't do something right to let my contact info.

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Generic Humanoid Carbon Unit said...

I really like your blog. AND it's interesting to read through your comments... very informative.
My brother (the official owner) opted out of owning a "cabin" and instead had a "Lake House" roughed out by a builder. We then finished out the interior to help contain the cost.
Greetings from Idaho and Washington, glad to see you living your dream!

People a dogs best friend said...

Very Nice!! Ny hubby and I live near the black hills of south dakoda and are looking into cabins. Keep up the good work! Live the dream baby!

candace2182 said...

Beautiful!! I want to live there :P

czarrmae said...

How i wish we have a log cabin for a weekend get way... Very nice i like it!

jasmin said...

wow, great, makes me wanna own one of those, Thanks

The Barber Bunch said...

Great Site. Great Pics. I have always wanted to live in a log cabin..............

www.sherrysscentedcandles.com said...

This looks like a very nice log cabin.We are currently remodeling a older home and I just happen to notice this.