I have no cupboards, but I have an oven which has become a damned good storage space. I have no closet, but these magnificent, huge beams cross the entire width of the cabin. Some rope tired between two beams, and voila! Instant closet!
|my bed, and the wood stove|
|Function dictates form: antlers make a great hat rack|
Yes, buckets of beef thaw in my shower.
A word about the showering process.
|The small six gallon water heater|
It is far easier to live modestly in this small cabin that most would likely think. Even with a six gallon water heater, I've not once missed the large farm house I left in Ohio. I did worry about showering with my long crazy curly hair though. But it's been simple.
Step 1. Heat the cabin well with a toasty fire in the wood stove. This is important :)
Step 2. Get naked
Step 3. Turn the water on. I already know the exact location on the knobs for the perfect temperature quickly. Get everything - including my long crazy hair - wet
Step 4. Turn the water off. lather up the crazy hair
Step 5. Turn water on and rinse the crazy hair. Conditioner.
Step 6. Turn water off. Lather up everything else.
Step 7. Turn water back on and rinse everything off.
Sometimes I stand there for a few minutes of bliss under the hot water that remains. But mostly, I am thankful every day for a hot shower and to be clean, and thankful for a lesson in simplicity.
Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!
|My crazy 10-dog team stopped for water on a training run|