a cabin in maine

I am proud of my brother, Dave, for many reasons. Most recently, I am proud of him for this.DSC_0086This is his cabin in the Maine woods. It’s made of recycled materials, creativity, and guts.

DSC_0068This is the loft – and a view of the lovely roof work. See my mom up there? She scampered up that ladder like a teenager.

DSC_0069This is the room under the loft. That’s a large bunk bed under the mosquito netting.

DSC_0074You can see the quilt I made for the cabin in this view.  i am a quilter

Quilt.16(Here is the quilt, for those that requested a better view.) Thank you.

DSC_0076Here is the back porch with it’s reclaimed-from-an-old-dance-studio parquet floor.

DSC_0078 (2)And here is the kitchen. The cabin has electricity – and a refrigerator – but no running water.

DSC_0060So there is a composting toilet. That’s a bucket of sawdust to help the process along.

DSC_0057This is the shower room. You heat up some water (from the nearby spring) and go for it. The little plastic cup helps.

I was so awed to stand in this house and see the work and love and creativity that Dave and his family put into it. I hope you are as impressed as I am with this amazing creation.

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33 thoughts on “a cabin in maine

    • Skills and determination, indeed. I think Lisa still has nightmares about him up there putting the roof on. Luckily, the neighbors were very helpful. I never got water with them, but as I understand it, they take 5 gallon jugs in a wagon to the near-by spring and fill them up for cooking and washing dishes. They are also close to a “pond” (a lake to me) that has no motor boats allowed. So it is very clean. A swim in there feels like a bath. Unless you fall out of a kayak into a lot of sand. Not that I know anything about that..

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