Thoughtful Thursday



Built somewhere around the time frame of 1803, this cabin is still mostly intact, even in these modern times.  It is quite a contrast to the conveniences we have today.  I think we often take electricity, running water, and modern appliances for granted.  It is difficult to think how hard it must have been to live in that era.  

The couple who owns this property live in the large Greek Revival home also located on the property.  While renovating the large home, they told me they lived in this cabin.  

I am intrigued by an adventure like this yet, at the same time, it seems out of my scope of patience.  


Comments

  1. Hi Very interesting. it's a bit like when I go down to my 'old caravan' and I do not have electricity, mains gas or water! Yet I love it and I call it my retreat. Mine you I probably would not like to live like that all the time, I could not BLOG!!!!

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  2. Love the sweet old cabin picture Michelle, Happy Thursday, Francine.

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  3. Any chance of seeing more pictures of the cabin?

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  4. The front room of hour house was built around that time and is log but is covered up by siding and plaster inside. We found it really was log when we tried to run electric wires, hard to do in log walls. They built the rest of the farm house additions with frame construction. I found that the old cabin part had a family with 7 kids and we use the space for 2 rooms and the hall and stairs. Must have been a close family for sure.

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  5. Lovely.
    When i consider this (I think about it a lot.)
    I wonder how we have changed. This cabin would have been HOME, a Treasure, a Shelter of Peace . . .They we're doing without - the things we take for granted were not available . . . me, i wonder if I'd adjust gracefully, given the opportunity.

    (Sometimes Grace escapes me . . . sigh)
    Love & Love,
    -g-

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  6. When we first moved to Virginia we rented a cabin that dated 1862. It was fun living there, but had a lot of black widows and problems with the heater and water.

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  7. i'd be lost without my electricity and water. i have a great respect for folks who can rough it for long periods of time.

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  8. We have a few of those in our area. I always think the same thing...wow, are we spoiled with modern stuff!

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  9. I would love to see the inside.

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  10. I love old cabins and structures like this one. You are documenting history here with these local buildings. I look forward to coming here every Thursday.

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  11. Wow! How primitive is that?! We stayed at a B&B in the Badlands once. That same B&B would rent the 1800's home down in the valley if you were feeling really adventuresome... No electricity, outdoor plumbing, etc. A young family with their 3 little kids stayed there that night and a storm hit. They came to breakfast the next morning incredibly shook up and the kids just wanted to go home.

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  12. How great that they occupied the old cabin for awhile! I hope they plan to restore it somewhat, and keep it intact on their property. Too much history to let it go....

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  13. Yeah, I don't know if I'd have patience for that! But I bet it would be worth it in the end.

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  14. I wouldn't want to live there, but a week would be fun!

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  15. I think I could manage camping there...but as much as I like it simple...I realize how much I depend on modern conveniences.Have a wonderful day!

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  16. I definitely enjoy my modern conveniences - although I have always been fascinated by the pioneers. Probably read too much Little House on the Prairie.

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  17. We had a blackout the other night it only lasted for a few hours but it brings it home to you how hard life was before we had all the modern things.
    Merle..........

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  18. It looks like a wonderful little cabin. But, like you, i can't imagine staying in it for any length of time. :) I'm too fond of.. and very grateful for.. modern conveniences. I can't really get a clear picture in my mind of what the pioneer days were like. When i was a girl, my picture of that time period was just like the Little House Books, which i adored and still adore!

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  19. I have a friend who did the same thing while they were building their house except I do think the cabin had electricity...She was it was the best adventure they had ever had but she was very glad to get in her new house....I think it would be very hard for longer than a week...

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  20. I do like my modern conveniences, but it looks like a wonderful and simple plac eto live. xo Laura

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  21. Beautiful little cabin, Michelle! I lived without electricity for a year when we moved onto our land to build. With 3 little ones in a trailer. I learned to appreciate modern conveniences very much! xo

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  22. what a gorgeous place...how lucky for them to own this piece of history!

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  23. More than two centuries: even there that's almost a record, and for a cabin! I would realy like to try something like this. Not in summer maybe...

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