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    yes, please. i would love to move there and be a total hermit for about 3 months.
    the house is cute and i kind of love how dark and rustic it is, it suits the setting. i'd change a few things. the living room is mostly fine (kill that coffee table though) but the dining table and chairs are generic and ugly, as is the rug right under them, and the bed is fug as hell too. the kitchen's a little rustic for my tastes but i can live with it, i'd have to get rid of that curtain though, i hate that. whenever they do that on home decorating shows i just think about how much food and dirt would get on that thing, plus it looks bad.
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    and there are flammable items too close to the woodstove.
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    It's a wood nightmare but I suppose that's kind of the point of a mountain cabin. But the scenery isn't doing it for me - did they find the bleakest part of NZ and build the cabin on top of an old midden?
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    Love the scenery. The kitchen makes me itchy.
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    Love the cabin, hate the furniture though.
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    Hate it all. Especially the rock pile by the front window.

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    The view sucks.
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    It's too dark and the log coffee table is horrible. I like this better than a lot of places we see here, but only marginally. And yes, Trixie, the view is dreadful. "Ooooh let's build a house with the living room window facing a bunch of rocks and dirt!"

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    Yeah, I like the cabin but would want it in Wales near my grandma’s old place that had amazing views over the Menai Straits.

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    yeah, it does look more desolate than expected.

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    I like desolate landscapes, anything with rocks. Also love desert.
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    That coffee table must bw a bitch to move.

    The cabin is cute but I don't like the location, it belongs on a lake in the Adirondacks or Acadia IMO.

    I love the kitchen cabinetry but the cheesy steakhouse table and chairs look out of place. Really, all of the furnishings suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    I like desolate landscapes, anything with rocks. Also love desert.
    i like desert but this is more bleak than i expected.

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    New Zealand has some absolutely breathtaking landscapes (Lord of the Rings) so I don't know why they built it next to what looks like a slag heap, surrounded by treeless hills and dead grass.
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