Thanks to an inquiry on Twitter, I realized I still hadn’t updated about the cabin.
Despite everything lining up, it’s not happening. The issue turned out to be that the cabin, as originally built, was a 1-bedroom with a septic system to match. When it was remodeled, the septic wasn’t changed, since it wasn’t a regularly-used residence. It definitely would have had issues with our family. Thankfully we know quite a good septic tank repair firm if we were to have issues, but we didn’t want to take the risk with the system being already undersized. Otherwise was almost perfect.
However, I’m not giving up the search. It is my dream to have a log cabin home and I’m not letting it go easily. The thought of being able to go to the cabin whenever I like for however long just amazes me. I could find a lake nearby and go fishing, or I could go foraging in the woodland. The kids would love the outdoor space, being free and doing whatever they want. It’s a great way for them to get some real fresh air too!
Log cabins, be they a lofted cabin design or any other, are also very easy to maintain and don’t require too much attention, making my jobs a lot easier. They’re also smaller too so there’s far less room for the kids to create a heap of mess. I really wish the original cabin was in good nick because it really would have been perfect. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise and I will find an even better cabin. I guess a guy can dream… I’ve actually been looking at pre built cabins and they seem like a much better option for me anyway. I don’t plan on buying one any time soon but I’m keeping my eye out.
We’re still keeping our eyes and ears open for other options in the area between Steilacoom and Lacey. So if you know of any…let me know.