We’ve been back and forth on this, selling the land the cabin was on. It’s a stunning acre overlooking the Palisades on the Idaho/Wyoming border. Initially it felt like the only thing TO DO was to rebuild the cabin after it burned down last year. We talked to one of our favorite architectural designers, Katie Hackworth to help us design a rebuild. We came up with a plan. And then we waited and waited and waited for an insurance settlement. We ended up having to go through an intimidating legal process and it all dragged on so long that the once warm and happy memories we had preserved of our time there were getting tarnished by the aftermath of the fire.
Over the course of last year, with increasing anxiety and stress attaching itself to the property, we started leaning more toward selling it all. But after the land was cleared, we couldn’t bring ourselves to actually list it. I felt ready to say goodbye but Chris wasn’t there and we decided there was no rush. People hang onto land forever, right?!
Since then, we have gone sledding, camped on the land and allowed friends and family to use it as well. And!… bought our current house. And it turns out…it’s just what we needed to say goodbye. We realized, our beloved A-frame will always be in our hearts, but we’re never going to rebuild her. Down the road, maybe we’ll rescue another one and start a new story. But right now, we’re happy to focus our finances and attention on making memories at our new home.