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

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23

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    And The Three Bears

    When I was little we would go to the lake to camp for vacation. I love camping, and maybe living in a cabin in the woods could be like a permanent camping trip!
    cameblue cameblue 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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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    "Lately I'Ve Been Losing Sleep....We'Ll Be Counting Stars"

    Only those who truly understand based on life's experiences and their hearts desires could possibly understand and feel the meaning behind One Republic's song, "Counting Stars." It's a catchy song too...I wonder how many on here can relate to this song? Lately, I’ve been, I...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Jun 11, 2013

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    Cabin

    I had a hunting cabin in the woods but vandals destroyed it
    gmoneykaz gmoneykaz 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 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 6 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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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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    Opinions based Upon Films And Media Alone

    I live in the UK. I watch US films and TV programmes and I'm sometimes surprised at the attitude of people in these films when it's suggested that the person goes away to a cabin in the woods for a vacation. The person nearly always seems to be disappointed. I couldn't think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 23, 2013

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    "Heaven On Earth!".

    We have been married for 22 years A log cabin in Canada is my wife's idea of Heaven. I love the idea as well, but only as a 'retreat' for Summer and Christmas! Naked sunbathing in July/Aug - and log fires,heavy snow, mulled-wine and friends to stay in December. It will never...
    noggin103 noggin103 41-45 11 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Serenity

    There is no better word to explain how I'd feel than serenity if I were to live in the woods on a lake. A slower paced lifestyle and the calmness of staring at the lake in the early morning would be like a vacation from home.
    duker12 duker12 41-45, M Jul 31, 2013

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    I Am And I Do!

    I live in a little home on my small farm surrounded by forest, and a pond. Some time in the next two years I am going to buy and re-erect an 1800's log cabin on the farm in the woods above the pond as my new home. I have been blessed with this place to build it into my dream...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Jan 29, 2013

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    Great Bear Lake

    I'm the type of guy who would like a cozy cabin on Great Bear Lake up in Canada's Northern Territory. Having grown up in the Adirondack wilderness of northern NY, I appreciate nature, solitude and self reliance. I could leave the turmoil of large populations and fighting one's...
    LonesomeGeorge LonesomeGeorge 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Lived In The City All My Life,Tired Of It.

    I truely despise living in town...no privacy.Loud cars and neighbors...theives.Everyone knows everybodys business when you live in town.If I lived in solitude I'd be so much happier,more inspired I believe.I could be wrong,but either way living in a cabin in the woods by the...
    judaskiss judaskiss 31-35 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    My Dream

    ,.....................one day reality:)
    CreativeClassy CreativeClassy 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    Getting interested in the "Tiny House" movement.

    Small cabins or homes, which can be mobile (or not). Build yourself (or not) and extremely affordable. Just build a lake, plant some trees, park your cabin. You're done. :)
    Micfly Micfly 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 2 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    Walden Pond!

    In a college English class, we had to read Thoreau's "Walden." That book made such an impact on my life. I was already a nature-loving, solitary weirdo. The book just made me want to become a hermit even more. My favorite line was "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation...
    SongsofExperience SongsofExperience 31-35 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Always dreamed about

    that cabin. Beside a lake makes it even better. Well this year I finally found my piece of paradise. Small house, 5 acres, with a river along one side. It was a long time coming but was worth the wait. Now all I need is a beautiful lady to complete the picture. Any takers?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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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'M Sorry That I Sold It.

    When I was in high school, I use to work my summers at the Jolly Green Giant company in Wisconsin, although I was a young Native American Oklahoma boy, I did well at the company. My second summer there, at the end of my summer vacation, I returned home to my family farm. When I...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Spoiler Alert: This is SUPER embarrassing!

    For the majority of my life I had it in my head that I would go to college and work part time until I got married- then move with my husband to the remote forests of Alaska to live happily ever after. It wasn't until the tenth grade when I was typing up my '13th Year Plan' that...
    singsinshower singsinshower 18-21, F Dec 22, 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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 3 Responses May 22

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    I used to live in a cabin by the lake .

    I am actually in love with my lake. When I see this lake I get excited and calm at the same time . When I know I'm going to be near my lake my breathing changes . I can think more clearly by my lake . Almost all of my friends live by the lake , but secretly the lake is my best...
    rolllerskatekey rolllerskatekey 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Cabin In The Woods, By A Lake

    Far from civilization, with 1 or 2 puppies. 
    Kyroe Kyroe 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    I live in a house with six cousins and my 31 year old sister. Every saturday, we all go down to the woods for the day. We are all nudists and have seen each other's "bits" many...
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    I wanna be there again. I had so much fun there with my friends. We rented a cabin for two days in autumn. We visited The Stanely hotle on our way. I will never forget that sweet...
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    I have a lake house in Wisconsin and it's amazing up there. We have no one next to busboys just trees. It's so peaceful.😌
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    Not only do I love Southern hospitality, I offer Southern hospitality. My family owns a hunting lodge and vacation resort in the Southeastern United States. My parents got tired of...
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