We were so burnt out from the bus build, pandemic and surgery that we just had to step away from it all for a few days.
Don found us a peaceful Airbnb rental on Lake Lemon in Indiana. The cabin was built by the owner and his brother (an architect). They used a lot of reclaimed wood accenting the large windows throughout the house helping bring the outside in. No blinds or window coverings are necessary as you are surrounded by a wooded area. The cabin was extremely private and the area oh so quiet. It was the peaceful getaway we needed.
Biggest perk of the cabin was the steam room and shower with bluetooth speakers, this really helped us relax and destress. The kitchen countertops in the cabin were especially appealing to us. If you’ve been following along you will know we have slabs of wood we milled from an Ash tree that was in the backyard. Our vision of live edge countertops unfortunately quickly died as we realized we didn’t have the tools available to make this work and the condition of our wood caused extra problems. This cabin had Ash butcher block countertops that still maintained the natural rustic look we wanted.
Seeing these countertops helped us to envision what we can do with our Ash wood rather than feeling upset about what didn’t work out.
While our visit was in winter and we couldn’t take full advantage of the lake, we enjoyed walking around the lake and sitting out by the lake with a glass of wine watching the sky turn all sorts of beautiful colors over sunset. There is just something about being near a large body of water that provokes a sense of safety and zen. About a 20 minute drive away is the college town of Bloomington with shops, restaurants and activities.
Feeling inspired, we get started on making our kitchen countertops.