With so much to cover and so little cybertime to do it, we at Blogcabin Brooklyn are going to blow our load so to speak and post this picture of the whole shabaam. Over the next few weeks we are going to introduce all the upgrades, additions, and cunundrums of our unique space in healthy tumblr doses. Hell we might even start our own reality tv show. Well, actually, probably not but a cabin can dream can’t it.
Thanks for stopping by to check it out!
Since the cabin is more or less a 3-walled house we decided it coincided perfectly with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. We harvested the garden and had two nights of drinking and eating.
Came up on a ton of molding being thrown out. Cut it up and sanded it down to begin the interior of the new front. Kind of feel like I live in a Parisian Anthropologie after seeing the window/molding combo. But you know what, I’m into it.
I recently moved into a cabin built in the backyard of an East Williamsburg apartment. Rent is $150/month and the space is rustic, minimal, and eye-opening. I’ve lived in Brooklyn off-and-on since the summer of 2007 and have always been on a quest for cheaper alternatives to the bloated real-estate “situation”. And finally, I think I may have found it!
My first apartment was a remodeled 2-bd Bushwick apartment on Menahan. This was followed by a Bed Stuy Brownstone on Willoughby. Subsequent to living in Brooklyn I ping ponged to SF to tread in even further inflated prices.
Enough is enough!
In mid March I left SF for good and spent the next 2 months bicycling across Europe from Lisbon, Portugal to Copenhagen, Denmark. Traveling for such an extended period with minimal funds resulted in making home wherever my tired legs found refuge. To say the least, I was homeless and developing a new appreciation for my sleeping bag. Along the way I slept on Basque Sheephearders hillsides, eroded foundations, fields of bulls, under Walnut trees, beneath freeway underpasses, in a Spanish church, on the street, against an elevator, under a radio tower, beside the guardrail, amongst fields of Oranges, in East Berlin flats, and on a docked boat. All the change in “homes” opened my eyes to the concept of making a home. So when I was offered the opportunity to live in a handmade Cabin I jumped at it.
Over the summer, fall, and winter I’ll use this tumblr as a depository for photos, home-improvement tips, construction ideas de jour, and more. I hope you enjoy the posts and feel free to leave your own building tips.