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How I Moved to a Cabin in the Mountains

I left my urban life behind to live in the mountains for 13 years. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

This is the cabin I lived in for 13 years.

This is the cabin I lived in for 13 years.

Have You Ever Thought of Moving to the Mountains to Live in a Cabin?

If you have the desire to move to a cabin in the mountains, I urge you not to give up that dream. You can do it if your heart is in it! There are plenty of homes in the mountains waiting for people like you to inhabit them.

This page tells why I decided to move, when, what happened, where I went, and how it turned out. My move to the mountains was one of the best things I've ever done with my life.

I encourage you to try it if you've grown frustrated with inner-city or suburban life.

The photograph above shows the cabin/house/shack I lived in for thirteen years. Though it was small and humble, I loved living there, surrounded by trees and the life-giving fresh air of the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.

Why I Decided to Move

My story started in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I lived in an East Bay town called Pittsburg. This is in the Contra Costa County "East County" area right between Antioch and Bay Point. We lived in a not-so-great part of town though it was far from being the worst. Across the street was City Park with baseball fields, a playground, and a museum. Across from that were City Hall and the police department.

My children had a lot of scuffles with other children who lived in our neighborhood. I didn't think these were normal arguments. Some seemed to be racially motivated; there was a lot of hatred, and one boy tried to molest my ten-year-old daughter. I decided we couldn't stay and prayed to be led to a better home, preferably in a very rural area where there would be space between our neighbors and us. I wanted room for my children to play. They were nine and ten at the time.

How I Moved to My Cabin in the Mountains

As a single mom with two children and two cats, I had a low income at the time (oh hey, I still do!) Living on a low income in an urban area with two kids isn't as easy as doing it in the mountains, so I had to cut corners to make the move happen. I rented a U-Haul and, with the help of a friend, got it all packed. This was the biggest U-Haul available as I was moving out of a three-bedroom duplex. I hauled my little blue car on a trailer behind the U-Haul.

The two kids and I, along with two caged cats, set out to drive north. When we got to Redding, I put everything in storage ($99/mo. for a 30-by-10 space at that time. It is probably more now).

We returned the U-Haul, got into our car, and set out in search of a home. We drove north to the vicinity of Mt. Shasta and, after a few weeks, rented a hotel room in Dunsmuir for a month. While there, a landlady from a tiny mountain town called Happy Camp phoned me several times, encouraging me to look at her house.

I'd never been to Happy Camp before, and after a few weeks of not finding anything we liked in Dunsmuir, I decided to take a look. The house was exactly what we needed. It looked like a cabin on the outside. Inside it was humble but had three bedrooms, large enough for all three of us. I rented it on January 11, 2000, and I am so glad I did. The rent was affordable, and the experience of living there was priceless.

I lived in that cabin for thirteen years, so I must have liked it.

Most of the people I met in Happy Camp were friendly and hospitable. They welcomed me into their community and seemed to genuinely be happy that I wanted to be part of their activities.

I encountered a few sour people who look down on anyone who came from the outside world, but they are few and far between and easy to avoid most of the time.

Of course, because it is a small town, you're going to see them. That's one of the things I love. Every time you go shopping or to the post office, you see people you know, people you have a history with.

Most of this is good, friendly, happy stuff. For example, one day, I went to the post office and saw a couple I hadn't seen in months. I stopped to talk to them. Next, I went to the store and chatted with my son (he was 20 years old and working there at the time) and, of course, saw about 10 other people I knew there.

During 2002–2004 I served on the Board of Directors for the local Chamber of Commerce and designed their original website. After that, I backed out of local politics and left that organization. I liked to keep to myself most of the time. At home, I had my writing and gardening to keep me busy.

My best friend, Judy, and I often said to each other that we wondered why some people got bored because we never had time to be bored. There's always something to do when you live in a small town. The community needs you if nothing else.

Going out of town was a strange experience sometimes. New items showed up in stores in the larger communities—things I'd never seen or heard of before. I often had a sense of culture shock when I visited larger cities outside our river valley.

You see, the town I lived in is 70 miles away from the county seat. It's a two-hour drive on a winding river road. I'd stay out there on the river for months at a time without making the trip to the outside world.

For the last five years I was there, I fantasized about moving to a town closer to the highway, with more population and more businesses, but from 2008 to 2012, there was no opportunity to move. It seemed like the river had a hold on me, and also, I didn't know if I could get used to living "out there" again.

In 2013 I finally made my move 700 miles north to Northern Idaho, where I now live.

I miss Happy Camp terribly, but this was the right move for me. With any luck, in about five years, I'll be able to return to the Klamath River Valley. Whether that will be permanently or as a visitor, I haven't decided yet. But I know one thing for sure, Happy Camp will always be my home.

Trees in the Klamath National Forest

Trees in the Klamath National Forest

Dear Mad'm by Stella Walthal Patterson

In the Land of the Grasshopper Song by Mary Ellicott Arnold, Mabel Reed

The American House Hotel, where the two women who wrote "In the Land of the Grasshopper Song" stayed in 1910. This building dates from the 1850s.

The American House Hotel, where the two women who wrote "In the Land of the Grasshopper Song" stayed in 1910. This building dates from the 1850s.

Where Would You Rather Live?

Would you rather live in the mountains or in a city?

Readers Who Said "In the Mountains"

If not on my very own deserted island, than in the mountains... 4 wheel drive accessible only. I've already bought the jeep. :) I live on the edge of a city now. And while it has its fun points (entertainment, wonderful huge festivals, etc) it has lost its luster. I'm ready to be back out in the country. - DawnRae64

My dream has always been to live in a cabin in the mountains! - anonymous

Southeast Oregon has called to me for years, but I don't think that's where my cabin will be. - lesliesinclair

In the mountains - anonymous

Mountains - anonymous

Mountains away from all the Evil in the city. I am a big-time outdoorsman. So take the city life and give it to All the druggies. - anonymous

Definitely like the mountains better!! I've experienced both city and mountain living. its peace to the soul - anonymous

My only concern would be driving in the mountains - don't want scary drives - DrLibby

I'm trying to arrange parttime living in the mountains of Portugal. But I think I'm a parttime mountain dweller, I like living in my close-to-the-beach-and-places-to-dance-Cuban-salsa city very much also! - Klaartje Loose

The mountains indeed. I love the peace and serenity and the people are friendlier. Born and raised in so calif but I will not die here. A few more years and I will retire awayyyyy. Give me the mts, clean air, and rivers/creeks anytime. - anonymous

This is a no brainer...the peaceful sounds of the mountains/woods against the noise of the city. - mic604

Most definitely the mountains any day! - Heidi Vincent

Mountains in a rural community within driving distance to the beach in a warmer climate for sure. Can't take the cold weather anymore. - Kailua-KonaGirl

I'm okay with living in the mountains, as long as I can migrate to the beach when it gets cold. - Sara Krentz

Definitely choose mountains, natural views and positive energy any day over city life and pollution! - TeresaM LM

I will definitely take the mountains over the city but my real preference is the seclusion of an island camp. - DebMartin

I live in the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Washington state in the log cabin built by my father. I've been here all of my life. I like having space. Unfortunately, there are people closer than I like and the city peeps seem to be trying to move the city out here in great blocks of housing developments. ("Let's move to the country!....And take the city with us!...Then when the country is gone, we'll move further out!") There are a thousand houses within a mile or so more than there was when I was brought here as a newborn. - RowanChisholm

I've lived most of my life in or near a city, but don't think it is the optimal situation for humans. Unfortunately because of the overpopulation of our species, there is not enough space left for everyone to live in a small town or rural area. - PNWtravels

Well there are no mountains in my country, but I live in a rural area far from the big cities. I've lived in cities, but it's not my style of life, too crowded and too noisy. Even here, while there's enough space between us, I would've liked my neighbours to be further away. - Titia

I've lived in the mountains on a 510 acre ranch, over an hour's drive to a little small town. I live in the mountains now, only in a city in the mountains this time. - Aunt-Mollie

I would like to visit the city occasionally but would prefer to live in the peace and tranquility of the mountains. - webmavern

I had a dream to live in a small town called Crestone, CO when I was in my 50s. Didn't do it and now I'm older and need to live closer to medical help or a hospital and they are an hour away from Crestone. So my advice do not wait too long! Do it while you are healthy! - RinchenChodron

I would like to live 6 months a year in both. I need the life and opportunities of the city and the glorious experiences of nature and all of it's surprises (good and bad). - Teapixie LM

I grew up in the mountains and now live in the city. Would love to be able to go back. Too much noise here in the city. - Monica Ranstrom

I've never lived in a city and wouldn't want to. - dustytoes

I've lived most of my life in rural Devon, England. Spent two years in Cardiff, Wales and couldn't wait to get back. - LizMac60

I live in the Bay area myself and very much look forward to living in the mountains as soon as it is reasonable to do so. - anonymous

I have lived in the mountains in the past. Mostly near a tourist town but never out in the forest. It would be a dream come true! - skhdesigns lm

I moved with my partner from a bustling city in the UK, to the rural hills of Andalucia, Spain. Sometimes we go for days without seeing people, and we have no mains services. Our electricity comes from the sun, its great! - al-parks

Without a doubt, mountains...or at least a small community. Then again, we are from Wyoming, the least populated state in the US, so everything is essentially a small community. - melmik

I lived in the mountains as a teen, and I'd definitely love to live there again. The mountains just feel like home. - goldenecho

I cannot leaving in mountains now, I did it many years ago... and I loved that experience - Michey LM

No contest. I love living out back of beyond in a cabin with mountains in my backyard. - Diana Wenzel

I would love to be away from it all. Living in a place where I can get to know people and to feel like part of a community would be wonderful. - anonymous

I think the same way, that's my dream too. as Jone does (in the earlier comments) - anonymous

On a farm with mountains, streams, and a river. - zeff789

Mountains! We had a llama ranch on the Mount Ashland Road for almost 10 years, looking out in your general direction. Now we live in a valley next to the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado. In between, we did try a very nice city -- Olympia, WA -- but give me mountains! - hartworks lm

Mountains 4 sure, dying to go - anonymous

Definitely would rather live in the mountains!!!! - anonymous

My dream is to live in the mountains. Somewhere near a natural spring for unlimited water (that's clean of course). I want to grow my own garden eat my own food, fish and eat fish occassionally. Go into a city once a month to buy groceries and other things. Maybe work 5 - 10 hours a week for a few dollars. have a simple car or truck to get from point a to point b. go on hikes every day. meditate. lay out in the sun. swim in a cool creek or river. practice and play an instrument. just have a small house/cabin that's stable and not expensive to maintain and doesn't need constant fixing. i want to sleep inside with the windows open so I can have a cool breeze coming through, and hear the sounds of animals out in the wilderness, instead of people screaming, cars speeding or neighbors stomping/banging on my apartment walls. this is my dream and I'm 26. i want to make it happen soon. The city life and IT career is consuming me. I consider myself in a state of conscious insanity, knowing I'm doing the same thing and expecting different results, but slowly it gets worse and worse, and I just take it and stick stay in like a frog being boiled as the temperature of the water it's on slowly rises. I don't hate people, I just feel like I need to live a lone for most of my life. I haven't dated or gone out in 10 years ,but I have a passion inside me that I'm eager to live out and am tired of pretending to be something I'm not. - anonymous

In the mountains for sure! - ItayaLightbourne

Mountains but relatively near a city ;) - VisFeminea

I have tried to live in the mountains however loved ones wouldn't see it my way. Now I am older, kids grown up, change of people in personal life, I am looking to try it. I wonder if I have gotten spoiled living in the flatlands. I don't think so since I have always felt that Rocky Mtn High. I like an area thats kept hush - Chama, NM Happy Camp looks good too! - HERBMASTER

Am looking forward to the day we live in a cabin in the woods. I much prefer the silence. - squidoopets

Rocky Mountain High, here i belong... - anonymous

I'll take the mountains any day! - WriterJanis2

Hell yes i want to move out in the mountains and quit my life I live today. Living side by side with the animals - anonymous

I love the city life, but the mountains are far more beautiful! - Snakesmom

Definitely mountains - anonymous

Absolutely hands down, in the mountains. - sheriangell

Your town sounds wonderful! I have said for most of my life that I need to find Mayberry I don't like too many people around me. And I love the mountains. we live in a valley surrounded on all four sides by mountains. - kimmie1967

Our place is in the forest! - JJNW

I live in a huge city, and would trade anytime for a quite time in the mountains - FanfrelucheHubs

I've been wanting to live in the mountains - or at least RIGHT near them - my whole life!!!! - Lisa-Marie-Mary

In the mountains... no contest! What could be better? - indigoj

Definitely in the mountains! That's why I'm here! Sometimes I'd like to move to a slightly larger town, but it won't be a big city. - Linda BookLady

Always dreamed of a log cabin in the woods. Now at 54, widowed, children grown, I am ready!!!!! Researching how. Any help greatly appreaciated. - Patty

Readers Who Said "In the City"

Always dreamed of a log cabin in the woods. Now at 54, widowed, children grown, I am ready!!!!! Researching how. Any help greatly appreaciated. - Patty

I like SF Bay Area weather ... definitely, it is nice there. I totally miss the Bay Area because I was born and raised there! - Linda BookLady

At one time, I would have loved nothing more than to pack up and go live in the Sierra Nevadas. We used to go camping all the time and I love being out in nature. But, I find as I've hit middle age, that I'm happier in suburbia especially with my disability. And, you really can't beat San Francisco Bay Area weather :) - MelRootsNWrites

I have decided I am a city girl. I love the quiet and beauty of the woods, but as I have grown older I cannot imagine not living near a Costco or a theatre. - Mickie Gee

Actually, I find merit in both. Have always wanted two houses, one far away in the mountains and then a city apartment also. I love both the country and city. - waynekat

I'd prefer to live in a city but to have lots of opportunity to visit and stay in mountains and countryside. I'd miss all the neccessities if I lived in the mountains. - Jogalog

I've lived in the mountains...but it's difficult to be secluded from all the necessities of life. I couldn't go back to that. - ohcaroline

The Klamath River

The Klamath River

About Me

In 2013, 13 years after moving to the Klamath River Valley, I moved north to Post Falls, Idaho, which is between Spokane and Coeur d'Alene.

It was a huge change for me—the first time I'd ever lived outside California—but something I sorely needed to do, to reboot my life.

I Wrote This Book for My Mountain Town of Happy Camp

© 2010 Linda Jo Martin

Your Feedback on Moving to a Mountain Cabin

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on July 21, 2017:

I once aspired to live a back-to-the-land life and had a complete run of Mother Earth News copies. Finally, I realized it wasn't going to happen, but I understand the appeal of getting away from the cities.

Melody Lassalle from California on September 22, 2014:

It's so funny you mention Gasquet of all places. My Mom's cousin lives there right on the Smith River. I've never been there though, so that's not my connection. Still, I might have noticed Gasquet and Happy Camp on a map.

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on September 22, 2014:

I can't blame you for wanting to be closer to civilization if you have health issues. That was one reason I was ready to leave - I wanted to live closer to medical services. Of course we had a nice clinic in Happy Camp - the Karuk Tribe's Health Services - but for anything major it was a long way to a specialist or hospital.

Gasquet isn't far from Happy Camp - but there's no good road heading that direction. The best way to get there would be to go north on Grayback Road (summer only) and then west on Highway 199 in Oregon. I'll bet it looks very similar to Happy Camp - the forest, anyway.

Melody Lassalle from California on September 22, 2014:

I have a cousin who moved up to Gasquet and lives that life (though it's a house on the river, not a cabin). I don't think I could do it now. I have health issues and I think it would bother me being so out of the way. I wouldn't mind being out in nature and less people, but I like being with my extended family too.

Thanks for sharing this! I feel like I've in or through Happy Camp before. We used to camp up north when I was younger. Can't for the life of me find any lakes close by that we would have camped at.

Lynn Klobuchar on January 22, 2014:

Sounds like it was an inspired move for you.

Dawn from Maryland, USA on October 05, 2013:

Thank you for sharing. I daydream about mountain/cabin living all the time I enjoyed reading about your adventures.

lesliesinclair on September 25, 2013:

I'm seriously considering this very thing, though not so certain about the off-the-grid place I found. I'll read your Happy Camp lens now.

DrLibby on July 04, 2013:

congrats to you for forging a life you wanted. reading your post makes me want to look for my cabin in the woods

David Johnson from Denver, CO on June 24, 2013:

Great lens! I lived in a solar-powered cabin off-grid for 9 months in Valle, AZ right outside of the Grand Canyon. It was definitely an experience I don't regret and I learned a lot of important life skills like cutting wood and starting fires. I recommend that everyone journey outside of their comfort zones and reconnect with nature.

WinWriter on May 21, 2013:

I really enjoyed hearing about your adventures. Very inspiring to get away from it all :)

Valerie Smith from New Zealand on May 20, 2013:

I love your lens. I've lived in the city all of my life but mountain living is very appealing. It is very likely that the nearest I will get to mountain living is your lens. I'm bound to return often :)

Mickie Gee on May 19, 2013:

I love reading about the members of the Squidoo community. Thanks for sharing your experience finding your cabin in the mountains.

KonaGirl from New York on May 19, 2013:

Enjoyed reading. I lived in a cabin in the mountains in Colorado for a year once. It was awesome even though the winters were harsh. Quite an experience as I had just moved from my homeland of Hawaii.

Ruthi on May 19, 2013:

What an adventurer you truly are, LindJaM! And a Happy Camp-er too! What an experience for you and your kids to have run away to live in a cabin in the woods. I am not sure I could do it. While I do not care for big city life I also do not care for extreme cold weather or driving in winter weather conditions. Besides, I've grown old and into being a baby about surviving without a lot of amenities closer to home.

TheGardenGuys on May 19, 2013:

Great lens. Really interesting.

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on May 19, 2013:

I live in the woods, but not in a a small town in VA. Things move a lot slower in small towns. I've ordered your book for my kindle. I enjoy reading books written by fellow Squidoo members. :)

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on April 30, 2013:

@DebMartin: Thanks, Deb!

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on April 30, 2013:

@verymary: I know what you mean. Right now it looks like I'll be working until I'm seventy, at least.

Mary from Chicago area on April 30, 2013:

We just rent cabins in the mountains for a week at a time, in N.C. Have to admit I have fantasized about this as a retirement option .... if my generation ever DOES get to retire!

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on April 16, 2013:

@TeresaM LM: Yes, I've had a few bear encounters. I've seen one outside the kitchen window late at night. Also a few times while out hiking on the highway I've had bears cross the road in front of me. That's always a little scary. I've never seen wolves here but I've seen a mountain lion on my front porch.... actually, I just saw the back of it because when I turned on the light it ran off the porch, and that's when I opened the door.

TeresaM LM on April 15, 2013:

This is a very inspirational lens, I've always wanted to live out in the open away from city life. Have you ever encountered any bears or wolves where you are? Very beautiful photos too, thanks for sharing.

DebMartin on April 14, 2013:

You live an inspiring life.

redtailvision on April 14, 2013:

Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. With views like that, I'd never leave that cabin!

Rob Hemphill from Ireland on April 12, 2013:

This is something I think that many of us would love to do but lack the guts to leave job safety. I left England for a rural lifestyle but would love to get myself a cabin! Great lens.

absolutelycreat on April 12, 2013:

Live in cabin near mountains and creek water is my dream. I wish to fulfill it some day. Love your lens, great idea to make lens like this one.

Vicki Green from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA on April 11, 2013:

I remember going through Happy Camp on a road trip with my parents many years ago and enjoyed spending a night in Dunsmuir with my own kids on another road trip about 20 years ago. Your page brought back fond memories. After spending over 60 years living in the city and suburbs I am planning on retiring to my rural acreage in about a year. It is not exactly in the mountains, but similar. I am looking forward to the experience but also feel somewhat guilty and sad that due to overpopulation, not everyone has the opporunity to be able to live in a less populated rural place.

mrdata on April 11, 2013:

I would love living in the mountains one day!!! Zen life! Thanks for your sharing and best wishes to you!

Chazz from New York on April 11, 2013:

You've found a beautiful spot! My ideal would be a mountain overlooking the ocean.

Aunt-Mollie on April 11, 2013:

I think you absolutely made the right decision. I know I did.

webmavern on April 11, 2013:

I really envy your lifestyle, it sounds like a dream come true! We live in a small village which is quiet and the neighbours are friendly, but it would be nice to live further away from people and somewhere more scenic. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

RinchenChodron on April 11, 2013:

Good for you for getting out! The photos are lovely - looks like you have a wonderful home there.

getmoreinfo on April 11, 2013:

Congratulations on your lens being featured on SquidooHQ blog, I enjoyed reading about your cabin in the mountains.

anonymous on April 10, 2013:

I actually lived near Mount Shasta for a month last summer. I had never felt so healthy (physically and spiritually) in my entire life. I was raised in a city and am going to college in a city, but I really want to go back... I'm about to graduate and I'm considering making the move to the Tahoe area, but I'm scared because it would be so different from what I'm used to and I'm not sure if I'll find a job. I figure if I don't try it now I never will though.

dustytoes on April 10, 2013:

You've included some beautiful nature pictures and I've enjoyed reading about your move to the mountains. Sounds idyllic.

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on April 09, 2013:

I would hate to live in a city. I did for two years. I love the countryside.

anonymous on October 31, 2012:

@anonymous: i feel the same i also live on ssdi little more than u but want to live like that

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on October 25, 2012:

@anonymous: Unfortunately, the forest service has been burning down every cabin they find on forest service land so a lot of those places are no longer available. You can go to a small town and start asking around for a cabin rental. Or check Craigslist in an area you would like to move to. Often on our local bulletin boards I see someone has posted that they will care-take someone's property for free rent. I know there are situations like that available in this area.

anonymous on October 25, 2012:

thats what l want to do and have to do.. living on 698.00 disability its time to do this.. do you know on how to find abandoned cabins or shacks that l can take over and live a quiet and simple life.

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on September 24, 2012:

@Michey LM: Thanks so much, Michey!

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on September 24, 2012:

@Diana Wenzel: I've been here in the woods for twelve years now... and still love it, though I admit I'd like to move at times. I've never lived anywhere this long before.

Michey LM on September 21, 2012:

i like your story, and I like the healthy living in mountains. great lens Blessings!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on September 20, 2012:

I'm with you. I don't regret moving to a rural place where I can have some wide open spaces, peace, and quiet. It's a place to think, to be, to grow, to connect with wildlife and nature. Your place sounds lovely. Sounds like it was the right move for you and your family. Wishing you all that fills you in the right ways and the right places.

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on September 01, 2012:

@BarbaraCasey: Really, mountain living isn't too bad except it takes some stamina to chop wood for the fire!

BarbaraCasey on August 24, 2012:

I'm also up-to-here with city living... and I'm not even in a downtown area. Could I "rough it" in the mountains? Guess we'll find out, since it's on my to-do list. Thanks for the motivation I needed to hear today!

Linda Jo Martin (author) from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on August 21, 2012:

@zeff789: Thanks, Zeff... from my cabin in the mountains.

zeff789 on August 21, 2012:

will go read more of your lenses

anonymous on April 30, 2012:

I would love to hear more about it...

Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on March 30, 2012:

This would be a dream come true for me!

HERBMASTER on March 13, 2012:

Thanks for your site. I know its an adjustment for the better.

WriterJanis2 on January 04, 2012:

Sounds like you live in a very beautiful place.

moonlitta on August 26, 2011:

I envy you for having all this beauty around you, still I love the city comfort-) Angel Blessed!

Snakesmom on April 25, 2011:

What a great lens! Very interesting to read and I admire you for moving to the mountains like you did, that took a lot of courage! :)

sheriangell on November 01, 2010:

This is something I would love to do, either a cabin in the mountains or an isolated house on the beach. Well done lens and good for you to live your dream!

ohcaroline on October 12, 2010:

I've been there and done it...kudos to you for staying. Blessed by an Angel. This lens will be featured on my angel lens: "angel-on-assignment".

JJNW from USA on October 09, 2010:

Lovely! I would love to do a lens like this about our strange little journey to the woods!

Jennifer Sullivan from Chicago, IL on October 05, 2010:

That sounds amazing! I am a city girl but I like to get away to camp often so I am sure I'd love the cabin!

Lisa-Marie-Mary on October 04, 2010:

My husband and I would both love to live in the mountains. We moved not too long ago, from Dallas, TX to a small town in the foothills of the Appalachians in northeast Alabama. So for now, I have my 'mini mountains' and that is satisfying me. It is definitely beautiful out here!

Indigo Janson from UK on October 04, 2010:

I think it would be very rewarding, although must have taken some courage. I'd love to live in the mountains. Lensrolling to my 'Chalet in the Alps' lens.