Many folks really do up their cabins – chairs, rugs, flowers, monsters, aliens, motorcycles – you name it!
On Saturday afternoon, we will be judging cabins for interior design! This contest is entirely voluntary, and you can sign up for it when you sign in at the front gate on Friday afternoon.
The contest will be judged on Saturday during the “social hour” before dinner, and the criteria are CULTURE, CREATIVITY & COMFORT.
- fancy bedding – air mattress, duvet, pillows
- battery powered lamps, decorations and accessories
- any flames besides fire in the fireplace – no candles
- no gas or oil powered lamps
- no pets
Keep in mind that bunks can be moved around and two bunks can easily be made into a “QUEEN” bed. You shouldn’t plan to nail anything on the walls, but you will probably find plenty of exisiting nails you can hang things from.
What it takes
We have had cabins that won using only things found in the woods (sticks, mud, logs). These included he blair witch cabin and the indoor camp site cabin.
Other cabins won with only things they would have brought anyway, like sleeping bags and clothes. I’m thinking of the cabin that had alien sleeping pods or cocoons (mummy style sleeping bags) dangling from the ceiling and the outfits lying empty on the bed as though aliens had abducted/vaporized the people in them (very spooky!).
Cabins have won using just campers modes of transport and cell phones. The headless motorcycle massacre complete with scary soundtrack recorded on a smart phone.
And one of my favorites of all time was an experiential cabin where the judge was blindfolded and the cabin was a dance club. It’s hard to explain, but it was awesome and as far as I can tell the props included a blind fold, nail file, a pillow case, a boom box and nothing more. So, yes, you can bring a lot of stuff – to make your cabin really frufru or pretty, or you can just bring your imagination.
There was also an honorable mention for a cabin that had been foreclosed (a simple sign) and contained a bunch of squatters (campers).
Define culture, comfort and creativity for yourself, and go crazy!
There will be prizes for the top three cabins!