I have (maybe) a chance to go back to college and follow a dream of mine. There are two problems with this … Well, maybe more than two…. In the Dakotas or at least where I live, jobs are few and far between. Not to say there is not a need for trade skills such as nursing, electrical, construction and farm labor, but on my end the four I have listed I can not do or rather have problems with. Nursing. I use to do in home care and helping those who were in the nursing homes. Problem here? I tend to develop gastrial/intestinal problems when working with people who are ill (well, to be honest when I work around people in general). Electrical/construction. What some people find a twinge when touching anything electric, I find it hits me like a ton of bricks, and construction, my knees are bad, I don’t do well with heights and I can’t lift/carry anything over 35 lbs. 50 lbs max as long as it is a saddle or dog kibbles. Farm labor? I am a 55+ year old white female. I still fight to find anyone who will hire me because I am neither male nor Hispanic. So I choose a duel course in CAD-CAM and computer programing… I am not being told that no one is hiring in those areas where I live (big whoop! As if anyone would hire me anyway in this town) and I have to work in a big city because I have to work at the boss’s won’t hire independent contractors due to the fact they want to keep the work as their own (As if I want to keep what I do for someone else!) so I am told that this is not for me. Problem is I have no interest in any other courses, and the guy I have been working with is less than enthusiastic plus hasn’t gotten back to me due to sever health issues! I am signed up with the college, but not sure if it will happen… decisions, decisions! Not sure what to do next… Just saying.
I have been having this on going daydream, or dream, or even wish. It began when I was little and was refined when I saw a small cabin in Utah some 24 years or so ago. I started seeing the cabin in the woods and over the years it has sort of grown into a full fledged dream and wish. The more I think about it the more I need to fulfill this dream. How does one go about this? First, you set your goals, including researching locations and costs. I know that I probably won’t gain the amount of money it would take to make this dream come to fruition, but that hasn’t stopped me from searching for the perfect spot and designing the place from the ground up.
I will start by saying this place must be butted up to BLM land with a mountain as part of the land, and about 40 acres from the mountain to the entrance. It will have a river and trees surrounding it with plenty of room for an artist colony in front of the actual living area where a main house, cabin, barn and gardens fill the rest of the property.
This is a two story (possibly barn style) cabin which is set off away from the main house and barn. The bottom floor consists of a living room, kitchen and dinette while the top floor has a bedroom and bath. How would you set this place up? Let me know.