It’s almost time to move my cabin to it’s new land. It hasn’t been an easy task, arranging for this move. But I’m so glad that soon the little cabin will be settled on it’s new acreage! The garage floor of the burned house is salvageable, so for now it will sit on that foundation. At some point it may be moved to a better foundation or a new location on the land, but for now it will at least be where I can work on it and sleep in it when I’m there.
Springtime isn’t the time for remodeling for me-I just want to get a garden in and some fruit trees and bushes. I could care less about a bathroom at this point. Just give me some dirt. Yet I know that having water and septic connected will soon become a necessity…
I’ve been thinking about a shower base and have decided to check into a large utility sink as a shower base. The higher walls would allow me to soak sometimes, and the depth would probably be about right. It could double as a sink to soak clothes in when I needed to… I don’t know for sure yet. I am definitely going to look into them though. I think the idea at least has potential.
Installing gutters should be fairly easy, and a rain barrel collection system will water garden plants within a certain distance of the house most of the summer. I’m still debating a secondary drain system in the house that would run clear water into the garden as well. But that would come later, perhaps much later. It’s going to be a full summer getting the plumbing and interior done in the cabin on hotter days and getting the land developed on cooler ones for now. Trenching for the electrical will also take some time, but if I can just run the trench the electrical company will run underground electric for free. Even at a few shovels of dirt a day I should have underground electric within a few months of moving there. And for the summer it wouldn’t bother me if I had no electric at all, though I’d probably get a couple small DC panels to charge my cell phone and laptop.
I’m homesick for a place I haven’t even lived yet. But soon I hope I will.