It’s been a while since I updated the photos of the inside of the dogtrot cabin at Two Mile. The original post construction post is here.
Today is a bluebird blue sky and low wind day, our temps are in the 40′s and the doors are open — perhaps the last time until our January thaw. So with smart phone camera in hand, I tried to capture the progress on the interiors here.
The two cabins are bisected by a 16 x 44 foot deck. The deck runs east – west and the two cabins orient north – south. Both cabins entry doors face the center under a tin roof which covers the deck/cabin intersection.
The big cabin
The big cabin is 14 x 24 and includes 9 windows and the glass pane entry door. It includes living, dining cooking, storage and a guest sleeping area.
The original cooking space was a small two burner electric cook top inspired by summer homes I saw in Norway in 2003, These small cottages use wood for heat, small hotplates for cooking, and often did dishes outdoors.
Other cooking was often done outside on a small grill with a griddle surface. Over time, as I began cooking more and cooking for more guests, my thoughts returned to a gas range and some higher BTU burners. The result was a Premier Pro Series that included an oven and broiler as well as some storage for cooking sheets.
The griddle over the center burners has become a standard fixture.
The prep table I crafted over ayear ago from some large planking I recoved from the grain bin in the Andrew barn, the old, leaning barn here build in the late 30′s or early 40′s by Art Andrew. A pair of contemporary cast iron legs support it at each end.
Above it is a bakers center and the Two Mile collection of hand-me-down pots and pans. I added a power strip above the table from the outlet below. I rarely use appliances at the same time, but its easy to plug a few in and use them, they tuck them back away.
The baskets and organizers are hand made by my friends Eli and Carolyn Troyer and their family. Their sons Ephram and Dan also helped with the roof framing on the barn and Writer’s Loft.
The center of the cooking area is a kitchen island and at the end is an IKEA Norden table (the name is coincidence). The gateleg table folds to a narrow foot print (less than a foot) and opens to seat 4 – 6 people. The slide out drawers hide office supplies and power cords, adapters and chargers for devices.
Above the island, a retractible ladder leads to the guest loft overhead.
Above is two singe beds and artwork by my twins from their elementary days.
The Small Cabin
Across the deck is the little cabin, measuring 14 x 18, it also has a sleeping loft over the bath and storage.
A work area and deck are used for work, video editing, fly tying, plant starting in spring, and occasional laundry and clothes folding.
There are bookshelves, a clothes wardrobe, a deep freeze (for now until it moves to the barn) and some general storage.
The sleeping loft in the little cabin is accessed by a permanent, site built ladder.