|After a looong walk from the street, one is treated to the serene cabin|
I call the place the "RubiKon Ranch".
In the first 10 months the place has transformed from a place of neglect (an over grown rain forest) to a semi-groomed park. I won't lie, the work was hard. With lots of help, we trimmed trees , cut trees, planted shrubs, planted grass, shoveled more dirt and gravel than I have done my entire life. Additionally, I replaced the old shake roof with a nearly maintenance free metal roof. I added gutters to the detached workshop/apartment, new gutters on the house. Additionally, I cleaned the logs, added grass, removed trees, stump, lots of nasty blackberry/salmon berry and devils club. Cleared the over grown driveway that is approx 800 feet in length and leveled it and then added new gravel. I sheet rocked the lower garage and transformed it to my personal toy box to store my toys (camp gear, motorcycles, kayaks, etc..).
|Enjoy the walk ... see the pile of chips|
from my massive tree delimbing project
|Turning off the main road into the driveway|
The inside is in excellent shape. A bathroom remodel is in order as is a few minor things. I hope to post pictures of the inside soon. Everyday after work is like coming home to my own private getaway. It is quiet and serene. I am getting a new wood stove soon and those winters are going to be soo cozy. I am looking forward to the holidays this year. Thanksgiving and Christmas should be grand. And I f we get some snow, even better.
|Old growth rain forest galore|
|Lots of big cedars|
|Street view on a private road ...|
yep, I put a new mailbox and cleared the bush away
from the road. Still more to work on next year
|Gate to keep unwanted two legged critters out ...|
and yet, I still had a call form the Mormons
|Big boulder on the right|
|Wish I could move that boulder|
|After a jaunt through the woods, the cabin reveals itself|
|Removed the nasty weeds and overgrown trees to reveal|
this cool tree stump. I made it the focal point of the driveway
|Believe it or not, many of the rocks seen|
in the driveway circle were mostly buried
|Brought a large chunk of cedar up from the long drive|
to compliment the circle. Still more work to do. But it is a nice start.
|See the concrete foundation? I am going cover that with faux rock|
The toybox is below the front deck.. wihch is to be replaced complete
with log railing to give it more of a log cabin look..
|Previous owner added an RV covered parking area.|
Perfect to store my utility trailer and the garden tractor accessories.
|The back deck. Future plans is to remove the deck and replace|
with a concrete patio that is imprinted with faux rock.
|The side yard|
|The workshop/garage and single bedroom apartment.|
Notice the newly painted garage doors. Thanks Lori
As mentioned, in the future, I hope to add more pictures featuring the inside. I have log furniture and I really enjoy those cozy nights sleeping in my log bed.
Until next time...