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Birthday Party on the Mountain

February 15th, 2009 at 06:07 pm

Last night, we went to the hubs cousins house for a birthday party.

This couple bought their place in the early 80's for $ was basically a two room log cabin (outhouse included) on 35 acres of forested wilderness, practically in the middle of nowhere. The log cabin was not insulated well, and you could see sunlight between the logs.

They have worked hard at turning that cabin into a nice home. It has been expanded to include two bedrooms, and inside bathroom...and looks gorgeous! Along the way, they added a walk around deck and swimming pool and a HUGE shop for dad. It is now surrounded by well manicured grass and sports an annual garden.

The place is on a mountain side, so they use ATVs to get around...last night was no different, we were all taxied to the party on ATVs.

About two acres up the mountain, they built a 'fort' for their grandson...about 18 x 18 made of logs, complete with a little wood stove. Right outside there is a big firepit. This is where the bday party was held.

Their daughter is now getting her "treehouse' which is up the mountain another acre or is 18 X 20 with a loft for a bedroom....this will be her personal retreat spot. Dad has a portable mill and is quite adept at building. Dad and daughter are building this together, so it is providing them both some great bonding time.

It was quite fun to see what a little tired cabin has turned into for this family over the years.

And today's value...I am not sure, family value? priceless.

2 Responses to “Birthday Party on the Mountain”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    That sounds so neat!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds like that family has put their time and money into what really matters to them - hearth and home.

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