First week in our cabin.

Our cabin was delivered on a sunny 74 degree day in October. We stayed in the cabin, which is unfinished for a week. The weather changed dramatically the first night.

First we heard the rain hitting the metal roof, so cool. Coming from California and 7 years of drought, we loved it. Then we heard nothing. My husband went outside to check and couldn’t believe what he saw. Snow and it was coming down good.

Our rottweiler loved it.

View from our window the next morning.

It looked like a post card.

Our cozy inside arrangement. Everything we need for now.

If felt very hygge in our cozy cabin. Our space heaters were a life saver. (Mr. Heater portable buddy.)*

The weather changed as the week went on.

We were able to have our security door installed, thanks to Home Depot, for the door and installation.

We won’t be fulltime just yet so security is important. My husband made wooden shutters to secure our windows from the inside.

Our first week in our cozy cabin was amazing! We were able to experience an array of different weather. And we managed just fine.

Can’t wait to be full time and finish the inside.

But for now it works perfectly. Our dog agrees as well.

So Hygge😊
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Our forever home

We have our property and now begins the search for our forever home.

We never make quick decisions so the process of finding our home was time consuming.

We first began our search looking at Air Stream trailers.

Although these are beautiful and extremely well built, it was not the right choice for us.

Next we considered a fifth wheel toy hauler.

Another beautiful option but again not the right choice.

We thought for sure we found the perfect option when we found a park model. And as much as we loved this home it was not meant to be. Mostly because it was located in Minnesota and the transportation cost outwayed the cost of the home.

So we were at a loss for housing when while driving thru our town we came upon a new lot. It was full of cabins and sheds. My husband looked at me and said we need to check these out. At first I thought he was crazy. But after walking through one we both knew the potential of these buildings.

So now we have our forever home, thanks to Old Hickory.  And the adventure of creating a livable, comfy environment begins.😊


The property

It all started the year my son went to football camp at the University of Oregon. We quickly fell in love with all the evergreen trees and knew we wanted property in this beautiful state.

My husband started researching available property until the perfect one was found. It’s 5 acres of multiple evergreen trees in the mountains. Talk about Hygge!!

Trees galore

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Join us as we begin our journey to simple, hygge (hugga) living. We have lived in San Diego for over 20 years, the whole time renting. We now own property in the mountains of Oregon. We will be living off grid in a cabin just under 400sq. ft., which we own.