Man Bought A Run-Down Cabin For $100 And Turned It Into A Cozy Family Nest
Meet Richard Aiken. This 65-year-old man is a father, a husband, the recipient of two PhDs, an opera singer, an author, and seems like a great builder!
The man always wanted to live in the woods. 'Too expensive', he thought. But when a Missouri resident showed Richard this old cabin, he knew exactly what to do!
The cabin was completely rotten. It was so run-down, it looked dangerous!
The roof was destroyed.
The man was willing to give the cabin for free. Richard still paid $100, he saw the potential of this place.
He removed the rubble and labeled and cataloged each piece of wood. That would help him to put it back together.
The location was perfect!
Later, Richard's family discovered a natural spring nearby.
They wanted to use it, so they brought bulldozers and dig out a lake, built a nice dock.
It was about time to start rebuilding the cabin.
The new owner wanted to stick to the original construction. Not as easy as it seems, though. When they reached the bedrock, Richard knew they needed to build his dream place a few feet above the ground.
White oak was used for the floor joints, shingles were made from split cedar.
Of course, an essential part of every cabin is a fireplace.
Chicken wire was used to fill the holes in the cabin.
Doors and windows were specially designed and made by a carpenter.
Nice, isn't it?
The home is filled with natural light during the day, the candle chandelier helps to light up the place during the night.
This bed looks so perfect!
The family can cook there!
How about before-and-after pictures?
It took Aiken 10 years to restore this place!
The view is totally worth it!
What do you think of this cozy corner?
Would you like to have a cabin like that?