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I Want To Live In A Cabin In The Woods, By A Lake

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    It Has Always Been My Dream Home

    When I was a teenager I used to attend youth retreat events sponsored by my church. One of the "ice breaker" questions they use to ask us as a way of having us get to know each other was "What kind of house would be your ideal place to live?" The name of this group was always...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    My Sanctuary

    I have a cabin in the woods by a lake, but I only ever get a chance to go there with my family. And I'd like to go there to escape them, not be trapped there with them. What would be even better is a cabin in the woods, by a lake, backed by a mountain. That would be my ultimate...
    Kriegerin Kriegerin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    But I'm terrified of being slaughtered to death

    like in the movies. Movies ruin everythingz
    AlyseJay AlyseJay 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    Are You People Insane?!

    That's where people die and ghost haunt and monsters eat humans. Why do u wanna do this? It's insane and stupid
    Cupcakalicious15 Cupcakalicious15 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    My Dream

    So perfect, can't even hardly image it. I would get up early in the morning and have my coffee out on the deck over looking the lake. Watching the fish jump in the water, the ducks and geese swimming around, that would be so peaceful. Bonfires next to the lake, cat fishing at...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Cabin

    I would like to live in a cabin in the woods by a lake.. Grow own garden and swim with peace and quite.
    sunsure sunsure 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    and now, I know just the spot!

    Black Hills, SD! Whoa... pure natural beauty up there!
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I always wanted to build a A frame cabin with a

    large wrap around porch what I can retire and live In peace
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    lemoncrsh lemoncrsh 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    It takes an act of congress to get me out of

    the woods every weekend. I've got 300 acres in East Texas with a huge pond and a huge creek. My Hoyt Compound Bow and I become one when I get out on the property.
    bmx360whip bmx360whip 31-35, M May 22

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    I truly do believe that's how I'm gonna end up.

    Somewhere off the grid, with a buttload of books, my musical instrument (the "oud" - rhymes with "food"), and either utter serenity or cynicism, I don't know yet.
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M Nov 14

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    I would love to live off the land

    and hunt and fish like early pioneers
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4

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    Yep, cedar with slate roof,

    double paned windas. A view of some mountains in the background. Don't forget the mountains, very important, and a wood burning stove thankyaw!
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M Oct 17

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    But without the bugs

    and mosquitos, is this possible? :)
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Brokentlk Brokentlk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Just not like the "Cabin in the Woods".

    I don't feel like being attacked by horrible creatures lol
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    We'll more like the jungle without the snakes

    and alligators. But it raining all the time and hearing the exotic birds and the sound of a lake. That's my paradise!
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    And when I die they can plant an oak tree over

    my body so I can keep an eye on the place. RIP (Check the lake for my boat. I'll be fishing!)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 2

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    Just sign me up. I'm thinking of buying some

    property to do just this when I retire. I would be simply content living without the city life on a daily basis. The crackle of a campfire, A log stove to heat the place up and perk my coffee. Sitting in old wooden chair and having a glass of wine at dusk. Hearing the wild come...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M Sep 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Not just any cabin, I want a place like the

    glasshouse in Sotheby's Auction. Relocated near a lake surrounded by trees. The peace you can get is so worth it. And the best thing, you are living with the one you love most.
    PandaLim PandaLim 22-25, M Oct 6

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    Want to melt into nature

    and enjoy a tranquil , natural environment . City life is not for me. Maybe for a visit here & there, but not for permanent arrangements
    JustIndifferent JustIndifferent 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    Cabin In The Woods, By A Lake

    Far from civilization, with 1 or 2 puppies. 
    Kyroe Kyroe 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    I Am Blessed Too!

    I bought and moved to a rural farm surrounded by forest on my farm as well a large state forest. It is hilly forested ground with a good clay and sand stone base under the top soil. So I already picked out my home/cabin site and built a pond just below it for a viewing and...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Brokentlk Brokentlk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    i've designed the cabin

    and located the property but now i need to start compromising to make the funds meet the dream. maybe some square footage needs shaving and a few more windows and doors. what if i downsize the mountain stream to a creek or maybe a running facet.
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Aug 24

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    This would be "Lexi's fantasy land" the perfect

    place for me to live out all of my dreams and wishes
    LilLexi16 LilLexi16 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 7

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    Sparkles4Soul Sparkles4Soul 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Louis L'Amore Got Me Started

    His books inspired me. I started reading them on plane rides, a couple a month, back in 01 or 02. Fast reads. About men making their own way in life. Homesteading. Strong values of integrity and hard work and building a future. An unspoken dream continued from my days of...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    It'd be nice to have some land in the country

    to escape to. Quiet. Pure nature. Clean smell. See animals. Hunt. Do whatever I want on my own land.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    My fiancé and I went out today

    and looked at a beautiful 20 wooded acre property with a solar powered 4 bedroom real log home and a small deep pond. We love it, room for the large family we want, a garden, we can move our chickens and rabbits out there, I hope I can talk him into a goat for milk. It is next...
    BiTinaLuv BiTinaLuv 22-25, F Jan 26

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    Walden-Esque

    After reading Thoreau's Walden, the idea of living in a cabin in the woods is a really appealing idea. Living off the land, surrounded by nature and the world is such a spiritual thought. Honestly, I think I could only do it for short amount of time, maybe for a month or so. But...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Feb 18, 2013

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    I dearly love camping,

    and even though I can compete with the semi best of primative campers, I now prefer a little cabin by the lake. As a young girl in Michigan, we had our own private piece of a lake, Mandon was it's name. I dreamed I had built a large cabin set up on pillars on the lake. I have...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F 2 Responses May 22

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    Summers

    I have been lucky enough to spend a few spectacular summers in enchanted cabins. I'm not sure if I could continuously live in a cabin for the rest of my life (this opinion changes weekly), but I look forward to visiting new locations for years to come. I would like to find a few...
    Endlessslcparty Endlessslcparty 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Considering i cant stand some people i live by

    a cabin far away would be heaven...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Just want to be surrounded my nature

    and isolated from the man made things.
    Chrysanthemummarie Chrysanthemummarie 16-17 1 Response May 22

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    I do! Well..about 25 minutes by car from my

    cabin there is a beautiful lake. One of the most precious lakes in the Western United States. In a national park. I absolutely adore it. I have lived in this area for nearly 20 years and never tried swimming in it until this summer. WAS I BLIND?! I must have been. Anyhow...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Yes would be nice have a big SUV to get to it

    just no dirt roads I hate those
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    kidfc kidfc 22-25, M May 22

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    *sigh*

    I'll never do it, I know--far too settled in my home for about 35 years now---but it would be a dream to live on a couple of acres, preferably on tall hills or low mountainside, surrounded by trees, with a stream or two running into a small lake. There might even be a tiny islet...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    South Houston, Friendswood, Clear Lake?
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