My husband and I are obsessed with America and visit each year travelling to a different area each time covering 2000-3000 miles. Over the years we have stayed in some unqiue and amazing accommodations including numerous log cabins. We have always dreamt of having our own log cabin in our own garden. Our log cabin is a mixture of all American style cabins including Adirondack, Western style, New England and Mid West style. We have used larch cladding on the exterior walls and cedar shakes on the roof to achieve the rustic style and hopefully in time will have the desired silvery grey weathered look we are looking to finally achieve. We have used many reclaimed materials from reclaimed silvery barnwood for the heart shutters and tin sheeting, both imported from America, to scaffold boards for the internal flooring and deck and reclaimed timber from an old schoolhouse for the internal walls. The old sash windows were also imported. The interior decor, furniture and decorations are objects which we have picked up along the way from our travels to America.
The french wood burner was bought from eBay and the internal shelving are made from old red barns that have been demolished and the chandelier and wall lights were also bought from a lovely lady on eBay who sells french lighting for charity.
Our shed was built by one man who lived in the woods of Maine for over 5 years. He brought our vision and dreams to reality. Everything we asked for turned out exactly as we imagined. Nothing was too much trouble and managed to put all of the reclaimed materials together and make a beautiful end product, one which should out live us both!