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Name: Jo Ann Thrailkill, boyfriend Sam, and son Harvey
Location: San Bernadino Mountains — Running Springs, California
Type of home: A-Frame Cabin/Chalet
Size: 830 square feet
Years lived in: A little over a year owned
My sweet little A-frame was built in 1959 and dubbed “The Star on the Rim” by the original owner.
I’ll have to say the kitchen is my favorite room. It’s the one place that I spent the most time, energy, and money.
We built our IKEA Semihandmade cabinets ourselves and chose small-format European appliances to support the small space without sacrificing quality.
If you can afford it… take your time. I collected things for my dream cabin for a couple of years before starting to look at properties.