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Planning to add supports for just that reason. Seems solid, but I still worry.
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Our friends called their cottage near us Holiday Hobby! I thought it was a great way to capture the experience. After they got finished the cottage, they put in a Japanese Garden! That was too much for us.
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I'm having a hard time seeing which pictures I'm uploading- be patient- this is the front view of the house- facing the water. The downstairs area is a screened porch. The interior view is the most recently refinished rooms- the kitchen and living area also facing the water.
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The view from the water, the crooked addition downstairs, and the bathroom with the exterior siding

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The other side of the addition- I rarely use handrails, but the stairs in here are so crooked that I have to. The stairs are crooked because the floor is crooked, but we'll fix it later. Maybe in the fall.
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The other side of the addition- I rarely use handrails, but the stairs in here are so crooked that I have to. The stairs are crooked because the floor is crooked, but we'll fix it later. Maybe in the fall. Also the downstairs screened porch- which needs a lot of work, and the "mini kitchen" on the top of the pier. Nothing works- the fridge is broken, the sink fixtures leak and the formica is buckled. We are talking about getting rid of all of it. We'll use it this summer and see if we wished we had one, and if we don't, we'll just rip it all out. For now- the swimming ladder needs replacing, a few pier boards have to be replaced, and the tree has to be trimmed and one has to go altogether. Everything else can wait.
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The loft. The door leaked and rotted the floor- the carpet is damaged and rather than replace it- we'll probably pull it out, repair the plywood, paint it and put down some area rugs. The railing is a desk. Not sure how to get it out so its staying.IMG_20180504_162726541 (1).jpg

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I love it!
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Nice place, geauxgirl. Looks like somebody left the seat up -- not allowed here!
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That is pretty cool! Few things better in this life than fresh (caught and eaten same day) fish. Have big fun -
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Thanks for sharing. A lake house is something we have consider as a possibility in the future. I like the A frame design.
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It is awesome. I really like it.


A question:
I like to swim. I'm assuming this is a river, but even if it is a lake. Do you have to worry about alligators/crocks in all the rivers and lakes down south, or just all of the brackish rivers, or does it just depend?


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The loft. The door leaked and rotted the floor- the carpet is damaged and rather than replace it- we'll probably pull it out, repair the plywood, paint it and put down some area rugs. The railing is a desk. Not sure how to get it out so its staying.Attachment 28454

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Love cabin pics. Mine was built in 40's, and used as a getaway back then, so rustic, but all the modern conveniences have been added...in a haphazard way. Lake is an outdoor swimmer's dream. Not allowed to expand the place at all, but I've parked a trailer there as a spare bedroom and it is a great work around.

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It is awesome. I really like it.


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I like to swim. I'm assuming this is a river, but even if it is a lake. Do you have to worry about alligators/crocks in all the rivers and lakes down south, or just all of the brackish rivers, or does it just depend?


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It is a river and it does have gators in it. There is a bayou in the back, and the people who have houses on that side don't swim there because there are banks for the gators to climb up on and its shallow. On the river side, its deeper and bulkheaded- so they don't hang around much. Plenty of snakes though. It is brackish water as we are just above mobile bay, but gators like both brackish and fresh water-

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Nice place, geauxgirl. Looks like somebody left the seat up -- not allowed here!

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Thanks for all the pictures and you have a wonderful place. You will enjoy that cabin and when you aren't there you will want to be there.

I have a cabin any way I call it a cabin even though I tinned the roof and the side walls. I wanted no maintence. I built it and it is in a canyon on my ranch. All material was hand carried/packed or sledded to the site. I treasure that that cabin and has been a paradise for me. I hope you enjoy you time there.
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We need a pic! Sounds heavenly.
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Thanks for all the pictures and you have a wonderful place. You will enjoy that cabin and when you aren't there you will want to be there.

I have a cabin any way I call it a cabin even though I tinned the roof and the side walls. I wanted no maintence. I built it and it is in a canyon on my ranch. All material was hand carried/packed or sledded to the site. I treasure that that cabin and has been a paradise for me. I hope you enjoy you time there.
Please send pictures- I am thinking of using tin to replace the exterior siding in the bathroom and perhaps the kitchen backsplash and would like to see how it looks on your cabin. DH is reminding me that all the "remodeling" has to wait till after we fix the holes in the floor, etc.
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ugeauxgirl, That desk could be cut in half. Leave the back as the railing and half of the top but where the drawers are, turn it into shelves. Buy some plastic boxes or baskets to fit on the shelves for storage. Don't know if mildew is a problem as far as storing items where you are.
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