Tuesday, February 21, 2012

#ThrowbackThursday: Float Cabin Tours - Sleeping Loft and Great Room

Welcome to my fifth installment of float cabin tours. So far you've been welcomed aboard, examined our floor plans, viewed our off-the-grid kitchen, and walked through our new bathroom and guest bedroom.

Birdseye view of the living room.
The tour continues with our upstairs sleeping loft and the downstairs living room that's part of an open concept great room.

We spend most of our indoor time in the living room, more so in winter. The square footage is small, but ample for two to live comfortably.

A new corner shelf.
The living room only needed updating. The woodstove was painted with high heat enamel to refresh it and protect the metal. John built two custom shelves, one for books and storage, and one for a sofa end table.

Wayne and Sticktail enjoy the sofa.
Our old sofa was well loved but needed replacing. We splurged on a new one that we brought up the lake in the back of our boat.

The loft bedroom with a king bed.
Upstairs is our sleeping loft. It's 225 sq.ft. under the roof with two twins made into a king bed. The front is open to the living room's cathedral ceiling.

The center ceiling is high then slopes down to short walls good for storage.

Come take a YouTube video tour to see for yourself.

Thanks for taking the tour today. If you have any questions, please ask. We enjoy sharing about our off-the-grid experiences. -- Margy

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  1. Wonderful, Margy. Everything looks so nice and comfortable in your float cabin.
    Stargazing must be wonderful up there, with no light pollution.

  2. Margy, I have enjoyed all of your tours. Will you do one of your unusual floating garden, Pleeeease!

  3. I really enjoyed your video of your float home. It looks so cosy especially with the woodstove on.

  4. Kay - Stargazing is great, when you can get a clear dark sky. Winter has nice long nights (as you know) but most are cloudy. Summer has clear nights, but Wayne has to set his alarm to get up in the middle of the night to get any dark. His best luck is in Spring and Fall.

    Lorie - Yes I will. I am waiting for some better weather and spring growth to make the garden more interesting. I just got my manure dug in this week.

    Thanks Stephanie - The stove runs most of the day this time of year. We do let it go out at night and snuggle under the comforter instead. First one up gets it started again.


  5. I enjoyed this tour of your cabin. The layout is nice and it is so cozy. Your wood burning stove is certainly the heart of your cabin. We have just started getting into star gazing - such a wonderful hobby to have!

  6. Love the tours! Keep um coming!

  7. What an interesting home...very cozy!! Thanks for the tour~

  8. Thanks everyone for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

    Shelley - Wayne loves his telescopes. They are so big, I have to stand on a stool just to look in the eyepiece. - Margy

  9. Nice tour Margy. I enjoyed that.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy