Making the Most of Our Little House in the Big Woods

How we successfully transformed what we thought would be a small, temporary cabin into our little house in the big woods.



Little House in the Big Woods
Kerri and Dale’s small summer cabin turned out to be a perfect full-time residence. It has become their little house in the big woods.
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Kerri and Dale on Front Porch of Little house
Kerri and her husband, Dale, on the deck of their Little House in the Big Woods.
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Spacious Little House
An open floor plan makes the kitchen and living rooms feel more spacious.
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Small home front porch
Kerri and Dale start the day comfortably outdoors.
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Covered front porch
The covered porch adds important living space that can be used for evenings with friends or to enjoy a quiet moment outside.
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Small home office
Lots of light and a high ceiling make for an inviting freestanding office.
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Happy Everything
Carefully selected decorative items make the home more cozy without adding clutter.
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Small house deck
The deck in back is half the size of the house, and adds valuable space for relaxing and entertaining, as well as nurturing an assortment of potted plants.
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Potted plants
Inside and out, “a place for everything, and everything in its place” is the author’s motto.
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