House of Fallen Timbers

At the House of Fallen Timbers blog, a man is attempting to build a small log cabin out of dead trees and found materials. The cabin is being built with very little money but plenty of sweat equity, and this hearty soul is documenting the process along the way. Check it out.

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Robert July 23, 2010 at 10:59 am

I respect this and all, but for me nothing will beat Dick Proenneke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Proenneke) and Alone in the Wilderness, an amazing documentary and story.

Streamfinder July 23, 2010 at 11:24 am

Yeah, Richard Proenneke pretty much trumps all!

Logan July 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

I love it!

Thanks for sharing.

Charles July 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

As a practitioner in the art of vernacular architectural design including log structures, I applaud his efforts but wonder about the use of small branches as chinking within mortar. Concrete hastens the demise of wood through its retainment and wicking of moisture. If he is in short supply of larger logs, perhaps a neighbor’s woodlot could supply him.

Fallen Timbers July 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Thanks guys, no one will ever fill Mr. Proennekes shoes, that’s for sure. I’m really winging it on the cabin and I’m learning something new everyday. It is more of a journey than a destination for me and I’m having a blast. Thanks again for the link and the advice.

Mogli Dude July 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Very Cool. Best of luck to you.

Bill Hines July 24, 2010 at 8:03 am

Reminds me of Thoreau’s “Walden Pond”.

Fallen Timbers August 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Thanks guys
I have the walls up and the roof is on!

David A. Lottes January 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

The blog is now available in “Blook” format! 32 page 9″x7″ paperback with 15 color photos and selected entries from May through October of 2010. Available now at: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/house-of-fallen-timbers/18819577

charles p 3rd March 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

I am starting to build a small logcabin and was wondering if you have any more pics of this small log cabin?

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