In the Tool Shed

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the toolshed

Our lives have changed a lot since moving out to the farm. We went from living in a large 3 bedroom apartment on Orton Park in Madison, to living in a tent through the summer, and now living in a tiny off-grid cabin, which we affectionately refer to as “the tool shed.”

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fun with drywall

The tool shed is a small shack built a few years ago by a former farm intern. We’ve spent the last few months renovating, adding windows, finishing drywall, painting, and building all sorts of shelving, benches, bars, hangers, and hooks. We had to condense our former kitchen, living room, dining room, office, bedroom, and closet into one small room.

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new windows

Now we’re done. It’s well insulated, and the small wood stove keeps us nice and toasty. Candles give us light at night. We’ve got room to store our essentials, and space to eat, lounge, and stretch. I have shelves for my book and a desk where I can write my dissertation.

We’re loving each and every one of the 150 square feet in our lovely little toolshed.

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the office
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library, bar, and dining room
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kitchen and pantry
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bedroom
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living room
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closet