About three months ago we bought a cabin in the mountains. We broke the lease on our apartment, packed up everything we owned, and moved hours away from the city we lived and still work in. This cabin is by no means perfect, it definitely has flaws, is probably too small for us... BUT we love every single inch of it and could not be happier with our decision to move. I have been getting so many questions and requests on Instagram to see the interior of the cabin and to know how we live in such a small space SO here is a little photo tour and what we have done with the place so far. We are honestly working on a very limited budget so the cabin is what it is flaws and all. Someday we have big plans to fix a few things and paint but for now this is home and we are so completely in love.
The kitchen is probably my favorite room in the cabin it is pretty basic and no we don't have a dish washer but we have really gorgeous mountain views and a brand new stove so that has to count for something right? I bought that kitchen island to create a bit more space and storage and as you can see we keep it pretty well stocked with flowers. Someday I would love to replace the counter tops and maybe put in a farmhouse sink but for now it is perfect... I can make tea and watch the antelope from the window while cooking which is just amazing. There is not a ton of cabinet space which has made storage tricky but we bought a few bins and downsized a bit and so far minus the fact I refused to downsize my mug collection (and they are literally sticking out everywhere) it is perfect!
The Living/Dining/Family Room! Our downstairs is kind of an open all in one (with the exception of the bathroom and the laundry/mud room) So this room sort of encompasses everything. We have our dining room table tucked away in the corner, all my books and record player, our couch, and of course the wood burning stove which I am kind of geeking out about for when winter comes. The small space definitely means we are together almost all the time but I kind of love it. There is a closet off the back near the doors that I have turned into the girls play room complete with a tiny kitchen and table and then their toy box takes up the rest of the space. I fully intend to spend the whole winter watching the snow fall while cuddling on our couch and sipping hot chocolate... this space isn't big but it is usable and we love it so much. The other thing I love about this space is that the whole cabin has wood floors which just adds to the coziness and has led to me buying a lot of pretty rugs.
The Girls Room! I will be doing a detailed tour of this room soon complete with where everything is from but for now this is what we have done! The space is super cozy (There isn't even a closet) but I love it (sorry I know I love the whole house and thats just the way it is lol) This space currently just holds both their beds and then a small chest for toys. Eventually when Ophelia outgrows her crib we will put a second twin up there and probably get small bed frames for both beds but for now this is what we have. I love the way the light comes in through the window in the morning and it is seriously such a cozy space. There is a tiny hall between our rooms that has a clothes rack and bins that hold all of the girls clothes and yes I had to downsize their wardrobe as well with this move because we just don't have the space.
Our Room! Okay this room is a work in progress... if you saw my Instagram stories it took everything we had just to get that bed up through the back patio. Our closet is exactly what you see right there so yes I had to seriously down size and there are still multiple boxes of things we need to donate. This room opens up to a patio off of the back of the house that we are planning on having turned into a sunroom with a big open window at some point in the near future. Other than our night stands we have no furniture in this room and it will probably stay that way as getting just the bed up there was such an ordeal. The window on the back door opens which is so beautiful at night with all of the coyotes howling and other animals wandering around down by the stream behind our house.
So that's the cabin! To answer a few general questions we are on a well and septic and have base board heating (and the wood burning stove). We do not have air conditioning but honestly haven't needed it as the temperature has yet to hit 80 degrees and it is almost July. It isn't a huge space but it is perfect for us and holds pretty much all our essentials perfectly. Oh and yes! Someday we do plan on listing it as a vacation rental but have a few things we need to do to it first to get it ready for that! SO a couple of questions for you... should I paint the front door? Should the green color downstairs stay or go? And lastly if you have any design ideas leave them below I want to hear! Also if you are a brand with any interest in collaborating on the remodel of our cabin send me an email! We love this space and are all for making it better in any way we can! Oh and if you missed our general cabin Q & A you can find it HERE.