One Couple's Indoor/Outdoor Dream Retreat
Inside and out, this bright, cheery cabin is designed
for hosting friends and family
January 20, 2012
It’s a common malady for cabin enthusiasts. Sometimes, you just can’t get enough paradise.
Photo by Joseph Hilliard
In 2006, Tom and Terese Houle built a small log cabin in the Hocking Hills area of Logan, Ohio. With five state parks within a 15-mile radius, it was a prime spot for a weekend retreat.
And retreat they did. With their permanent residence just 60 miles away in Columbus, Tom and Terese spent nearly every weekend and holiday at their beloved sanctuary. Still, it wasn’t enough.
“It got to the point where the moment we returned to Columbus, we felt homesick for the cabin,” says Terese. So last year, the couple decided to sell both their vacation home and primary home and build a year-round 2,600-square-foot log cabin in Rockbridge (also in Hocking Hills County).
They hired the same builder who built their small log cabin, Sarah Jubach of Jubach Log Homes. Only this time, they made sure their floor plan included an expansive outdoor living area.
“We like being outside as much as possible,” explains Terese. “So when designing our new cabin, we wanted to build a larger deck that included a fireplace.”
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