Monday, September 19, 2011

A Dream in Miniature

A picture here would be nice but I don't have one.  I'm looking.

This little one room log cabin is not meant to be an old log cabin but a modern cabin made with chain saws and anything that could be used in a wilderness area.  The logs have been sent to the lumber mill and they are back.  The owner chose square logs because they would be easier to use.

Of course the logs are not cherry in the real imaginary cabin but the builder had access to some wonderful cherry lumber scraps for the 1:12 version of this cabin.

If the miniature log cabin was a real cabin it sits,  in the home owner's mind,  on the southern edge of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan high up on the beach front just into the edge of the forest.   It looks out over this massive expanse of water except that there is an island visible and at night you can see a light house light to warn off ships in the area.

That is the Huron Island Lighthouse .  This is an abandoned light house but the light is still in service.  The solar powered light is comforting at night as seen from the cabin on the mainland where there is no light at all for miles.

We've been to this location only once - the roads are terrible - mostly no longer used logging roads - but campers were on the beach.  We probably will never return but what a wonderful place to have a log cabin retreat.


  1. Can't wait to see it when it is done.

  2. I spend lots of time in the UP, my grandmother was from Hancock, and one of my cousins still lives there. This log cabin will fit right in!