Fortunately, my wife and I have good careers and we also have a lot of vacation time.
We actually bought a cabin so many years ago.
This was still when we had the children under our roof, so we would typically make time to hang out at the cabin. The cabin is nice after we had a ductless mini split installed along with solar panels to cover all the energy needs. We used to run an oil furnace that we would have to fill up before the winter seasons, but that ductless mini split system works great. I also love the smart thermostat we have for it since we can conveniently monitor how the HVAC equipment is working and the temperature of the cabin at any given time. The HVAC equipment is highly energy efficient and there are never any issues with heating and cooling the place. Well, ever since the kids have moved out, it has been a little bit lonelier around the house. My wife and I have been seriously considering just selling our home and living in the cabin full time while working remotely. It would be a more peaceful life without having to hear the hustle and bustle of a highly populated area. The kids said that would be great because they enjoy visiting the cabin a lot. If we do that though, I’m considering having a fireplace installed in the cabin. I think that would compliment the home perfectly and make it even more enjoyable staying there. I think then, the children will make every excuse to come out to see us.