“I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
We decided to build a tiny cabin just a short walk from our house. It reminds me of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin near Walden Pond. It draws us down towards the trees, and then we take a little path to get to our little one room cabin. In the cabin, we sit at a small table with three chairs: “one for solitude; two for friendship; three for society.”
Why did we want a Tiny Cabin Simple Shelter?
Our tiny cabin is a place for solitude. Sometimes we have a hammock hanging in the cabin. We take a short walk. Bring a good book. Open the windows and listen to the birds sing while our thoughts drift with the breeze.
Our tiny cabin is a place for companionship. My husband and I sometimes go down to the tiny cabin for a quiet talk. Actually, we make a point of having tiny cabin dates. Take a short walk. Bring a good friend. Sit and visit in a quiet place.
Our tiny cabin is a gathering place. The other night, I gathered with two long-time friends. We built a fire outside and talked into the night. No distractions were present; just some fire tending and an amazing moon.
Eventually, we think our three boys might find it fun to have a small guest house to go with friends – somewhere that is independent from mom and dad, but easy to access.
Keep it Simple…
Our one room, small cabin is a simple place. We enter and we are invited to keep it simple. Entering in, we allow the distractions of the day to melt away, and enjoy a seat in the tiny cabin.