I’m not sure how I missed this story when it first ran in the New York Times, but today I happened to stumble onto it while reading the comments on this post (thanks, Madeline, whoever you are!).
Sandra Foster and her husband, Todd, bought a piece of land in Delhi, NY, with a hunting cabin and a trailer on it for $46,000 and spent $3,000 renovating and decorating the 125 square foot cabin until it resembled a magical Victorian gingerbread house. Sandra did virtually ALL of the work herself. I am super-impressed.
There are a bunch of additional photos (and a great article!!) on the NY Times website. So inspiring.
All photos by Trevor Tondro for The New York Times.
What a quaint cottage! I would definitely stay there! Glad to have found your blog 🙂
Wow! That is quite amazing!
Oh my, this seems like perfection. Just the ideal place to get away from everything.
Truly inspirational and such a serene space and place.
This little cottage is special! I saw this in the NYT this morning. LOVE IT!
Amazing!! That’s one of a kind…
I wonder how it feels to step into cottage. I’ll dream about it.
Wow, the cottage & article are fascinating; this woman seems totally repulsed by her husband…and in all fairness, he’s seems to be a hulking, unemployed slob. So she renovates this cabin, capped by a shimmering princess bed that he can’t get to! Amazing.
It’s so hard to get a sense of scale from the first couple of photos. And then you see her standing there on the porch, and it seems to make sense. But then, then! it feels like she’s a tiny, tiny, Tinkerbell lady and it’s back to confusing.
Its like a little fairytale house. Luckily her husband can protect her from the big bad wolf.
I am always inspired by a woman who swings a hammer. Thanks.
That teeny tiny house is freaking adorable. Wow.
Can’t imagine any kids or a dog in there though… le sigh.
Interesting article! The house is amazing, and very gothic in a way. Psych 101 – but it is also interesting that her husband is a failed entrepreneur, much like her father.
What a sweet little place! I want one 🙂
be still my beating heart!. how adorable is that?!. i still dream about my ‘nearly got’ house in the catskills…..sigh.
No kidding, this changed my entire perspective on my retirement. See, now I can buy a mobile home and park it somewhere and then change it into something completely and utterly adorable! I love it! Also, along this line, if you go to http://www.magnoliapearl.com, you can scamper around her site and go to the Airstream trailer they rehabbed. So fun!
When I saw this, Anna, it reminded me of some photos I took 25 years ago of my own family cottage. See if I’m wrong. Thanks for posting.
This is really inspiring! This little cottage looks perfect! I could live there.. 🙂
added more of my own photos, if anyone’s curious:
Wow! That whole tiny space is incredibly dreamy! It almost seems impossible that you could fit so much into such a small space! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve seen this photo dozens of times on Pinterest – I’m so glad you posted the original article. Thank you!