Two Airstream dwellers say goodbye to their mobile trailer to pursue their dream of homesteading in a cabin in the woods.

Natasha's love of plants is evident in the cabin, where pops of greenery show up throughout.

When Natasha Lawyer and Brett Bashaw—the couple behind the ‘Tin Can Homestead’ Airstream—grew disillusioned with Seattle’s high cost of living and congestion, they decided to revisit a lifelong dream to own a quiet cabin in the woods. 

Letting go of their beautifully renovated Airstream wasn’t easy—it had been their full-time residence for over a year. Yet the sale of it helped fund their cross-country move to Burlington, Vermont, where they would begin their new homesteading adventure.

Natasha and Brett named their property the Sugarhouse Homestead after a rock foundation from an old sugarhouse found in their woods.

Natasha and Brett named their property the Sugarhouse Homestead after a rock foundation from an old sugarhouse found in their woods.

Natasha Lawyer

With no idea of where they would end up, the couple packed up everything they owned and moved to Vermont with little planned other than a vision for a cottage and ceramics studio in the woods.



“For the price of twenty acres of land in Vermont you can’t even buy a crummy condo in Seattle, so everything felt right to us,” explains Natasha. 

The interior of the prefab shed before renovations.

The interior of the prefab shed before renovations.

Natasha Lawyer

After five frustrating months of trying to close, the couple finally found their dream property—an 11-acre site with a large meadow and flush with maple trees ready to be tapped for syrup.

Although the cabin is only 166 square feet, the couple are used to tight quarters, as they were previously full-time Airstream dwellers.

Although the cabin is only 166 square feet, the couple are used to tight quarters, as they were previously full-time Airstream dwellers. 

Natasha Lawyer

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months

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