As a parent, I’m always looking for ways to wind down, relax and get a little bit of my old-self back. The housework feels daunting, I’m on a constant treadmill of tidying up, doing laundry, and wondering where all the crumbs on my carpet are coming from. It can be easy to get bogged down with everyday living and forget make time for yourself.
After several hours down a Pinterest black hole, I have suddenly developed the desire to get a log cabin in my garden. You see, the wonderful thing about garden log cabins is that they are your own special space that is not part of your house. This means that you could keep a place for yourself – completely child-free!
Not that you need them, but here are some more reasons owning a log cabin might just improve your life!
Your log cabin can be a cosy little haven
I’ve already mentioned you can keep your kids out, but whether you’ve got kids or not, you can use the log cabin as your.
If you’re a parent, you might want to have a chilled evening in there when the kids are in bed – and if you’re not, it would be a lovely place to decompress when you get in from work.
Whatever your situation is at home, there is always housework to be done, laundry in the basket and shopping lists to be written. Modern life is hectic, so having a little bolt hole at the end of your garden might be just what you need.
Pour a glass of wine, put your feet up and forget all of the responsibilities from the main house that are weighing you down. The log cabin has one function in this scenario – to help you unwind.
You can have a handsome garden office
If you work from home, then I don’t need to tell you how distracting it can be. Even if the TV is off and your family is out of the way – there will always be something to take your attention away from the task in hand.
Taking yourself away from any time-wasting activities and into a garden office will help you focus and might even stop your procrastinating!
The good thing about this is, if you get your work done sooner, you’ll have more time to do the things you like.
You can get closer to nature without travelling far
Just being outside in fresh air is said to improve your health and improve your mood.
Open the doors and windows and sit in the fresh air of your garden, while still being sheltered by your log cabin.
Observe nature in your own garden, watch the birds who visit twee to their little birdy friends, witness the early signs of spring and allow the tranquillity of outdoors wash over you.
Use it as a reward for your kids
Children always seem to want a piece of the action. Even if there’s no real action, if there is something new or different at home, they want to get involved.
If you buy a log cabin, I guarantee it’ll be a novelty for the children – especially if your biggest desire is to keep them out. Luckily you can use this to your advantage and turn it into a bargaining chip by telling your kids they can play in the log cabin if they’re good.
This method of bribery is especially good, because not only have your conjured a treat out of thin air, taking the kids outside to play in the log cabin means they can’t mess up your house. Win – win!
You might also enjoy this article on the Leesa mattress.