This is what we built: Artemisia, a forest retreat in Michigan’s Keweenaw

The old white exterior paint was covered with just a hint of green so that the house blends better with the forest. The BBQ has its rain bonnet on.

The old white exterior paint was covered with just a hint of green so that the house blends better with the forest. The BBQ has its rain bonnet on.

We were so very happy to share this space with visitors starting in fall 2012 and ending fall 2014. The guest book was full of praise and tales of good times.

What happens next? I don’t know. I just have to be in the now.

The "fortress" taken while wading the lake on a warm August day.

The “fortress” taken while wading in the lake on a warm August day.

A tidy kitchen.

Fully equipped kitchen – just bring the food.

Bathroom with new fixtures, plenty of towels, forest views.

Bathroom with new fixtures, plenty of towels, forest views.

Twin bedroom - two beds and a dresser.

Twin bedroom – two beds and a dresser. Lake and forest views.

Living/Dining room with books, puzzles, games. And a futon bed.

Living/Dining room with books, puzzles, games. And a futon bed.

All-weather porch with rocking chairs and writing desk.

All-weather porch with rocking chairs and writing desk.

The bathroom only had a shower. I'm glad I followed the advice to wait awhile before installing a bathtub.

The bathroom only had a shower. I’m glad I followed the advice to wait awhile before installing a bathtub.

Mosquito-free (mostly) picnic gazebo

Mosquito-free (mostly) picnic gazebo

Queen bedroom with lake and forest views

Queen bedroom with lake and forest views

A tidy kitchen, fresh and clean.

A tidy kitchen, fresh and clean.

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One response to “This is what we built: Artemisia, a forest retreat in Michigan’s Keweenaw

  1. Amazing transformation. I am hoping that she will rise again! xoxo

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