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Martin and his family have had their cabin for three years now.
In light of the recent lockdown as well as growing teenage boys we wanted to know what the cabin now represented for them as a family.
“We decided that we wanted the cabin to evolve organically inside and out and not fill it with useless items. This has pretty much worked so far.
With any teenagers it can be a challenge to get them involved. They asked one day if they could build an off road bike track? 100% they could. They did their research and have made a great track which they use with their mates.
We have also found that it has been a good escape for them during their exams when it has become a little stressful. There is no signal in the woods as well so it forces a down time. As they have got older they now chop wood and get involved in other wood and cabin related activities.
For Ness and myself the cabin has become a space to properly switch off and unwind, get involved with nature and go back to the basics of life. We are completely off grid, luckily we have water running through the woods, it does make you plan in advance what to eat/ drink and as it gets darker and colder how you move around the woods.
As night falls the cabin with its candle light and wood burner becomes cozy and snug and real lovely place to just, be……no regrets on the investment we made”
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