by Amy Gregory
Our cabin is a tiny 10 x 20 located on property that has been in the family since the 1800’s. The cool part is that I was reunited with my family after being separated for 32 years. I lost both parents in a car accident as a child. They died a year apart. The tragedy caused the families to separate. I lost contact with my mothers side for 32 years.
Now I am lucky enough to own a piece of my family history! Family and history are everything to me. Especially after spending a life time looking for them. I’m including a picture of my cousins and I just to let you know how special this place is to me.
The area is just beautiful! The cabin is nestled in the woods and has a great view of a waterfall known as the Mill Dam. It got its name from our ancestors. There used to be an old mill there.
Our cabin is a dry cabin and it is off the grid. The Amish built the shell for us. It has a sleeping loft, kitchenette, cathedral ceilings, porch, metal roof, and a wood stove. Since it is a dry cabin, we plan to build an outdoor shower similar to the photo below.
I hope you enjoy the photos. Let us know if you have any questions. FYI our cabin is called JaCk’s Place. This stands for my families first name initials. Joe Amy Connor Keagan. (My husband, myself and my children!)
“JaCks Place” from KY
Our land before we cleared it
Our land after we cleared it.
The proud owners
Our view of the waterfall
The dam years ago when there was a mill. Our ancestors are in the picture.
Our cabin before our front steps were complete. The husband built the firepit.
Building the steps
Us on the front porch after building
Our kitchenette. Made out of a workbench. Shellacked , cut a spot for the sink, add fabric and it’s done!
The family pond
The girl cousins aka “women of strength”
Ahhh the field of wildflowers
Our watermelon on our porch from the summer
The latest look at our tiny cabin.
Time for a break, until next spring. View from the porch!
Next spring project 2015… To be continued