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Cabin Porn

Cabin Porn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zach Klein,Steven Leckart
Editor: Little, Brown
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Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular Instagram account Cabin Porn. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 450,000 followers on Instagram. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture, and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.

Cabin Porn: Inside

Cabin Porn: Inside Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Freda Moon
Editor: Voracious
ISBN: 0316423106
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Learn to make your own quiet place somewhere with this inspiring journey inside tranquil cabins and handmade homes, from the creators of the wildly popular Cabin Porn phenomenon. Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. It has grown into a global phenomenon, attracting thousands of submissions from fellow cabin builders and a passionate audience of millions interested in simple, efficient homes and the beauty of nature. Cabin Porn: Inside invites readers into these handmade homes to discover rooms of warmth and simplicity, connected by the universal desire to bring a simple building to life in harmony with the land around it. Each of these tranquil getaways is a lesson in living simply and joyfully. Here you will find hundreds of examples of what makes a cabin: the small details that enable their dwellers to live pleasantly and sustainably, as well as the mistakes and adaptations that reveal what builders must learn while creating their own homes. Perhaps most touching is the evidence that these homes have hosted charming and memorable evenings for the people who worked together to build them. Full of spellbinding spaces of warmth and ingenious simplicity, Cabin Porn: Inside is an invitation to the cabin of your dreams and to the serenity of a simpler life.

150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas

150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francesc Zamora
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062395211
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Filled with hundreds of color photographs, this comprehensive handbook in the highly successful 150 Best design series showcases the latest in successful small house design from some of today’s most distinguished international architects and designers. Bursting with ideas for designing, building, and decorating, this outstanding compendium features an extensive collection of cottages and cabins from around the world. Adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of individual clients, these idyllic getaway homes and country hideaways incorporate practical, innovative, and stunning solutions for a variety of design needs. 150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas embodies the diversity of current trends in house design and provides an inspirational source of ideas—whether you’re looking to design and build a new home or renovate and redecorate an existing structure.

Modern Cabin

Modern Cabin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Kodis
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423622918
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Modern Cabin turns a true icon on its head-radically redefining what a cabin can be. For those who've always wanted a woodsy retreat but want to create a softer environment footprint, Michelle Kodis has gathered twenty-two examples of mountain retreats that push the envelope of cabin architecture and lead the way for the cabin of the future. Architects are creating structures that showcase inspiring and innovative construction methods and materials-including prefab components, environmentally responsible and energy-efficient building techniques, and even "smart" house technology.

The Modern A-Frame

The Modern A-Frame Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423647645
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Midcentury spaces made new: A-Frame homes from rustic to ultra-modern, mountain retreats to seaside getaways. The A-Frame home surged in popularity in the 1950s, and has captured the public’s imagination with its playfully modern, steep-sloping roofline ever since. The Modern A-Frame celebrates seventeen diverse accounts of these minimalists cabins reinvented for the twenty-first century. Nostalgic escapes, heritage homes, full-time simplicity, and artists at work categorize the A-frames whose engaging stories are shared. Whether fabricated from a 1960s kit or as a new build via retro inspiration, the variety of styles and homeowners in this photo-driven collection beautifully captures the romance of a classic structure, which beckons to travelers and homebuyers today, just as it did sixty years ago. Perfect for the architectural enthusiast, midcentury-minded designer, or armchair traveler. Ben Rahn has been photographing architecture and interiors for more than twenty years. He founded A-Frame Studio in 2003 out of a desire to combine his love of design with his keen photographic eye. His work has been recognized internationally and has appeared in publications such as Dwell, Wallpaper, Conde Naste Traveller, and more. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Off Grid Life

Off Grid Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Foster Huntington
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0762497920
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Bestselling Van Life author Foster Huntington shares his experiences -- as well as others -- living by his own rules in this aspirational book filled with awe-inspiring photographs of unique homes in unexpected places. After spending three years on the road living in a camper van, Foster Huntington continued his unconventional lifestyle by building a two-story treehouse. Foster, like many others, are finding freedom, tranquility, and adventure in living off the grid in unconventional homes. Perfect for fans of Van Life and Cabin Porn and those who long for a quieter life, Off Grid Life showcases unique dwellings from all around the world. Organized into sections like tree houses, tiny houses, shipping containers, yurts, boathouses, barns, vans, and more, the 250 aspirational photographs feature enviable settings like stunning beaches, dramatic mountains and picturesque forests. Also included are images of fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters as well as interviews with solo dwellers, couples, and families who are living this new American dream.

The Permaculture City

The Permaculture City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toby Hemenway
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585273
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Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

Architectural Detailing

Architectural Detailing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Allen,Patrick Rand
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118882504
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The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing. In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how a structure will be put together. Good details are correct, complete, and provide accurate information to a wide variety of users. By demonstrating the use of detail patterns, this book teaches you how to design a building that will perform as well as you intend. Integrate appropriate detailing into your designs Learn the latest in materials, assemblies, and construction methods Incorporate sustainable design principles and current building codes Design buildings that perform well, age gracefully, and look great Architects understand that aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design, and that stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how things come together. Architectural Detailing helps you bring it all together with a well fleshed-out design that communicates accurately at all levels of the construction process.

The Art of Innovation

The Art of Innovation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Blatchford,Tilly Blyth
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473570735
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______________ This illustrated modern history of the connections between science and art reveals a new perspective on what that relationship has contributed to the world around us, based on the landmark Radio 4 series, and Science Museum exhibition. Throughout history, artists and scientists have been driven by curiosity and the desire to experiment. Both have wanted to make sense of the world around them, often to change it, sometimes working closely together, certainly taking inspiration from each other’s disciplines. The relationship between the two has traditionally been perceived as one of love and hate, fascination and revulsion, symbiotic but antagonistic. But art is crucial to helping us understand our science legacy and science is well served by applying an artistic lens. How exactly has the ingenuity of science and technology been incorporated into artistic expression? And how has creative practice, in turn, stimulated innovation and technological change? The Art of Innovation is a history of the past 250 years viewed through the disciplines of art and science. Through fascinating stories that explore the sometimes unexpected relationships between famous artworks and significant scientific and technological objects – from Constable’s cloudscapes and the chemist who first measured changes in air pressure, to the introduction of photography and the representation of natural history in print – it offers a new way of seeing, studying and interpreting the extraordinary world around us.

The Log Cabin Book

The Log Cabin Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oliver Kemp
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048681632X
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This vintage guide from over a century ago offers timeless, practical advice on building log cabins. Simply stated, well-illustrated advice ranges from felling trees to furnishing and decorating interiors.

Your Cabin in the Woods

Your Cabin in the Woods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Conrad E. Meinecke
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316395498
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For dreamers of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors, Your Cabin in the Woods is a classic work that not only makes this a reality, but also imparts a deeper appreciation of nature and homebuilding. Author Conrad E. Meinecke has been writing about living the simply life in the wilderness for over 70 years with Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living. For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package. In prose both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, such as choosing land, using tools, and the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house; the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out; and instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke's thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong. Instructional as it may be, the book's enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, "Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating."

Farm + Land's Back to the Land

Farm + Land's Back to the Land Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Freddie Pikovsky,Nicole Caldwell
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452173427
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A spectacular treehouse suspended above a lush forest. A cozy cabin perched on a mountainside. A small farm growing heirloom vegetables in the high desert. These are the extraordinary stories of the modern-day back-to-the-land-movement, a movement that embraces slow living, sustainability, and the value of doing things with your own two hands. Here are remarkable narratives, essential how-tos, and hundreds of breathtaking photographs from people who have embraced lives of adventure in wild places. Delivered in a handsome volume that inspires feelings of wanderlust, this book is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a simpler way of life.

The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History

The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Belonsky
Editor: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1682680819
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“A stunning, image-driven examination of the "uniquely American symbol of home and hearth” —BuzzFeed (Books Gift Guide) "Lavishly illustrated, this book by a Cincinnati native tells the story of America through its iconic structure — the log cabin. In lively prose," —Columbus Dispatch "The perfect holiday gift for grown-ups who graduated past Lincoln Logs," —Mother News Network Like a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured as a uniquely American symbol of home and hearth. This strain of cabin fever is no fleeting trend: It has struck at regular intervals since the early 1900s, when log cabin vacations first became an option for an increasingly mobile America. Now the cozy cabin aesthetic is found, like a collective fantasy, in every corner of our national culture. But how did it all begin? This is an image-driven history of log cabins in America. Exploring the log cabin’s hidden past, this book draws on colonial diaries and journalistic accounts, as well as paintings, illustrations, and graphics to show how the log cabin—once derided as a poor immigrant’s hovel—became an American institution and a modern ambition. Bursting with quirk, charm, and fascinating trivia, The Log Cabin is the perfect companion for cabin dwellers, vacationers, and daydreamers alike.

War Dogs

War Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Guy Lawson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451667612
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Soon to be a major motion picture from the director of The Hangover starring Jonah Hill, the page-turning, behind-closed-doors account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders for the government and how the Pentagon later turned on them. In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach were put in charge of a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, and Alex Podrizki (the dudes) bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The trio then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul—until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of The New York Times. That’s the “official” story. The truth is far more explosive. For the first time, journalist Guy Lawson tells the thrilling true tale. It’s a trip that goes from a dive apartment in Miami Beach to mountain caves in Albania, the corridors of power in Washington, and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawson’s account includes a shady Swiss gunrunner, Russian arms dealers, Albanian thugs, and a Pentagon investigation that caused ammunition shortages for the Afghanistan military. Lawson exposes the mysterious and murky world of global arms dealing, showing how the American military came to use private contractors like Diveroli, Packouz, and Podrizki as middlemen to secure weapons from illegal arms dealers—the same men who sell guns to dictators, warlords, and drug traffickers. This is a story you were never meant to read.

Cabin Living

Cabin Living Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Editors of Cabin Living Magazine
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493030442
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A tour through America’s favorite cabins Created in partnership with Cabin Living magazine. An inspirational celebration of one of America’s icons. Handsomely designed with more than 300 color photographs. Cabin Living is a collection of twenty-five of the best stories covering legacy cabins, dream cabins, as well as tiny cabins from across the United States. In addition, floor plans, hundreds of full-color photos, maintenance and decorating sidebars, outdoor living and recreation features, and anecdotes about family gatherings, traditions, all give expert advice about how to achieve the cabin state-of-mind. Cabin Living magazine provides stories and expert advice about cabin maintenance, decorating, DIY projects, remodeling, outdoor living and recreation, hosting and more.

Connect

Connect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David L. Bradford,Carole Robin
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241986877
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"It's never been clearer that meaningful relationships are critical to a fulfilling and healthy life. Connect is a practical and timely book I highly recommend that shows us that by learning to connect with ourselves, we can more easily connect with others and build thriving relationships" - Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global A transformative guide to building more fulfilling relationships with colleagues, friends, partners, and family, based on the landmark Interpersonal Dynamics ("Touchy Feely") course at Stanford's Graduate School of Business The ability to create strong relationships with others is crucial to living a full life and becoming more effective at work. Yet many of us find ourselves struggling to build solid personal and professional connections, or unable to handle challenges that inevitably arise when we grow closer to others. When we find ourselves in an exceptional relationship--the kind of relationship where we feel fully understood and supported for who we are--it can seem like magic. But the truth is that the process of building and sustaining these relationships can be described, learned, and applied. David Bradford and Carole Robin taught interpersonal skills to MBA candidates for a combined seventy-five years in their legendary Stanford Graduate School of Business course Interpersonal Dynamics (affectionately known to generations of students as "Touchy Feely") and have coached and consulted to hundreds of executives for decades. In Connect, they show readers how to take their relationships from shallow to exceptional, along the way offering time-tested strategies for giving feedback, negotiating boundaries, and working through disagreements. Through stories of people navigating tricky moments in relationships--all based on real dynamics Bradford and Robin have witnessed or experienced--we see the six hallmarks of an exceptional relationship in action: authenticity, vulnerability, honesty, a willingness to ask for and offer help, a shared commitment to growth, and an ability to deal productively with conflict. Filled with relatable scenarios and research-backed insights, Connect will be an important resource for anyone hoping to improve existing relationships and build new ones at any stage of life.

The Library at the Edge of the World

The Library at the Edge of the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062663739
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November 2017 LibraryReads Pick In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast. As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she’s back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. “Heart-warming . . . reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney.”—Irish Examiner

캐빈 폰 Cabin Porn

캐빈 폰 Cabin Porn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 스티븐 렉카르트
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“지금, 당신이 꿈꾸던 곳에서 살고 있습니까?” 내가 원하는 곳에서 자신만의 속도로 살아가는 사람들의 행복한 집짓기 아마존 건축 분야 1위·《뉴욕타임스》 베스트셀러 전 세계 각기 다른 자연환경 속에서 자신이 꿈꿔 온 집을 짓고 살아가는 사람들의 모습을 담은 『캐빈 폰』이 판미동에서 출간되었다. 동영상 공유 웹사이트 ‘비메오(vimeo)’의 공동 창업자이자 아이들에게 DIY 교육 서비스를 제공하는 벤처기업의 CEO이기도 한 저자는 통나무집에 관한 200여 개의 사진과 열 가지 이야기를 담은 『캐빈 폰』을 통해 누구나 꿈꾸지만 실현 가능성에 대해 고민하는 자연 속 집짓기의 현실적인 대안을 제시한다. 집과 터전, 건축과 삶에 대한 사람들의 욕망과 움직임을 간파한 저자 자크 클라인은 2010년 숲속에 집을 짓고자 하는 사람들을 위한 온라인 사이트 ‘캐빈 폰’을 만들어 전 세계 사람들이 손수 지은 집에 관한 자료를 모으기 시작했다. ‘캐빈 폰’이란 ‘오두막(Cabin)’과 ‘포르노(Pornography)’를 합한, 자연 속에 집을 짓고자 하는 현대인의 로망을 자극하는 신조어다. 사람들의 욕구를 정확하게 간파한 캐빈 폰이 천만이 넘는 사람들의 관심을 받기 시작하자 책으로 출간되기에 이르렀고, 출간 후에는 아마존 건축 분야 1위, 《뉴욕타임스》 베스트셀러에 오르며 주목을 받았다. 이 책은 전통 통나무집을 짓는 법, 메이플시럽을 만드는 법, 30피트 상공에서 사는 법 등 자연환경에 맞는 다양한 건축과 삶의 형태를 보여주며 집과 터전, 개인과 공동체, 노동과 영감 등 우리가 생각해 온 기존의 통념과 상식에 대해 질문한다. 각박한 도시를 떠나 자연과 함께하는 삶을 꿈꾸지만 현실 장벽에 가로막힌 현대인에게 제안하는 대안적인 삶이 담겨 있다. 내가 손수 지은 숲속의 작은 집 통나무집, 유르트 등 다양한 종류의 집을 짓는 법부터 버려진 방갈로, 샤일로를 개조하는 법, 사막이나 황야 등 독특한 자연환경 속에서 집을 짓는 노하우 등 집짓기에 대한 다양한 정보가 총망라되어 있다. 못 쓰는 자전거를 매단 지상 엘리베이터, 못을 쓰지 않고 지은 집, 퇴비더미로 물을 데우는 샤워실 등 자연환경과 개인 기호에 맞춘 개성 있는 건축 방식도 등장한다. 나아가 자신이 손수 지은 집에서 살아가는 개인, 가족, 공동체의 이야기가 덧붙여진다. 숲에 집을 짓고 평생을 살아온 한 남자의 생애가 파노라마처럼 펼쳐지고, 노동력과 건축술을 공유하는 공동체가 소개되며, 여행 중에 우연히 만난 남녀가 자신들만의 호스텔을 지어가는 과정을 보여 준다. 다양한 자연환경에 걸맞은 집을 짓고 살아가는 열 가지 사례를 통해 사람과 자연에 대해 질문하고, 자연과 개인에 맞춤한 집짓기 과정을 소개하며 건축과 삶에 대한 새로운 패러다임을 제시한다. “내 집을 짓고 싶다고 꿈꾸는 대부분의 사람들이 취직을 하고 가정을 꾸리며 살지요. 그러다 문득 꿈을 다 길가에 버리고 왔다는 걸 깨닫게 됩니다. 나는 그런 일을 당하고 싶지는 않았습니다.” 아름다운 자연과 건축이 우리에게 보내는 초대장 저자는 집이 ‘개인에게 영감을 주는 고요한 은신처이자 지인들을 환대하고 인연을 만들어가는 장’이라 정의한다. 무한한 자연은 그 자체로 인간에게 무궁무진한 아이디어를 제공하고 안락한 집은 삶의 피로를 덜어 주는 휴식 공간이 되어 준다. 그 속에 다양한 관계를 가진 사람들이 모여 먹고 자고 일하며 보내는 생애의 빛나는 포착해 가다 보면 자연과 공간, 삶에 대해 환기하는 기회가 된다. 우리는 한 번쯤 각박한 도시를 탈피해 청정한 자연환경 속에서 사는 꿈을 꾼다. 삶의 속도를 늦추고 심호흡을 하고 싶지만 선뜻 터전을 버리고 새로운 삶을 개척하지는 못한다. 이 책은 자연과 함께하는 삶이 옳고 도시문명은 그르다는 이분법에 갇혀 있지 않는다. 『캐빈 폰』은 자연과 건축이 어우러지며 만들어 내는 아름다움 속에 휴식과 평화를 만끽해 보라는, 당신을 위한 초대장이다. ▸추천사 오두막은 내 마음의 이중성을 자각하게 한다. 이렇게 살아보고 싶다는 진심을 잠시 드러냈다가 지금처럼 도시의 아파트 속에서 살아야 할 수백 가지 이유를 대고 있는 나를 발견하게 된다. 감탄하며 사진 한 장을 남기는 것으로 욕망을 진정시킨다. 냉정하게 판단하자면 요정과 사슴이 뛰어다니는 깊은 산중에는 지네와 뱀도 많다. 자급자족했던 유전자의 기억을 되살려야 하고 전기는 종종 부족할 것이다. 용감한 누군가가 대신 살아주는 모습이 막연하게 꿈꾸었던 환상을 보다 완전하게 충족시켜 줄 수 있다. 그럼에도 불구하고 판타지는 거짓이 아니다. 누구의 마음에나 신화가 있고 현실로 돌아온 사람들은 습관처럼 자연으로의 회귀를 꿈꾼다. 이 과정에서 많은 사람들은 타협을 택한다. 지네와 요정을 몰아낸 깔끔한 숲속이나 바닷가의 리조트에서 잠시 머물며 마음을 진정시킨다. 『캐빈 폰』은 그 타협점과 환상의 중간 지점에 위치한다. 조금만 더 들어가면 세상의 논리와 성가신 이웃과 고지식한 건축법에서 조금은 더 자유로워질 수 있는 세상이 있음을 보여준다. 저마다 다르게 생긴 책 속 오두막들은 실천을 요구하지 않는다. 보고 상상하는 것으로 충분하다. 그로 인해 우리는 우리의 이중성 가운데 더 강한 부분, 즉 익숙해진 일상의 진실을 잠시 잊고 숲과 황무지와 사막의 주인공이 된다. - 오기사 / 건축가 내 손으로 만든 주택의 치명적인 매혹! - 《뉴욕타임스》 우리에게 영감을 주는 최고의 오두막 컬렉션 - 《아웃사이드 매거진》 욕망에 대한 합당한 개론서 - 《드웰》 왜 모든 사람들이 오두막을 쳐다보는 것을 멈출 수 없을까? 그 매력은 무엇인가? 간단히 말하면 오두막은 아름다운 환경에서 보다 더 단순한 삶에 대한 충동을 시각적으로 자극하기 때문이다. - 《더 아틀란틱》 자연을 사랑하지만 문명을 떠날 준비는 되어 있지 않은 도시인에게 이 책에 등장하는 전 세계의 작고 아름다운 자연 속 건축물이 대리만족을 경험하게 해줄 것이다. - 《오프라 매거진》 ▸책 속으로 우리는 모두 언제든 짓기만 하면 되는 통나무집 한 채를 마음속에 품고 삽니다. 통나무집을 지으려면 자재가 넉넉하게 들지만 보람은 크겠지요. 한적한 곳에 자리 잡은 오롯한 나만의 안식처, 친구들을 따뜻하게 대접할 수 있는 장소가 생길 테니까요. (/ p.6) 우리는 다 같이 별채를 청소하고 장작불 노천탕을 조립하며 낮 시간을 보냈다. 시냇물에서 깨끗한 물을 끌어와 노천탕을 가득 채웠다. 사슬톱이 윙윙거리는 가운데 자작나무를 잘라 첫 장작더미를 쌓았다. 언덕 등성이에서 판판한 돌을 뽑아 시냇물에서 통나무집까지 물을 길어올 발판을 만들었다. 그날 저녁에는 숯 더미에 올린 더치 오븐 양고기 어깨살을 조려 먹었다. 요리가 생각보다 오래 걸려서 해가 저문 뒤 자동차 전조등을 켜고 식사를 했다. 나중에는 방 하나짜리 통나무집에 모여 울 담요를 덮고 누워 제이스 쿡이 책을 읽어 주는 소리를 들었다. 노천탕에서 한참 몸을 녹여 기분 좋은 온기에 젖은 채로 통나무 집안의 친구들을 둘러보았다. 그 주말을 기해 내 인생 최고의 한 해가 시작되었다. (/ p.16) 우리가 첨단기술의 세계로 더욱 깊숙이 빠져들어 갈수록 눈앞에 펼쳐지는 자연 풍광은 점점 더 숭고해진다. 통나무집 사진은 야생의 자연을 당장이라도 들어가 살 수 있는 주거 공간으로 재구성하는 효과가 있다. 그런 환상이 현실인 경우는 거의 없지만 이런 사진을 볼 때마다 우리는 누구나 마음속에 언제라도 노력하면 지을 수 있는 집 한 채씩을 품고 있다는 걸 새삼스럽게 떠올리게 된다. 내 힘으로 보금자리를 마련할 수 있고 소박한 건물에서 따뜻한 환대를 베풀 수 있다는 사실을 깨닫게 되면 정말이지 멋진 자신감이 솟아오른다. (/ pp.21~23) 2014년 5월 헬리콥터가 착륙하자 잭은 80년 전 자신이 처음으로 탐험했던 땅에 40년 전 손수 지은 집으로 천천히 걸어갔다. 그리고 오두막집 뒤편에 자리한, 수십 개의 바이올린 활을 세공해 만든 작업실 근처에 앉았다. “죽기에 참 좋은 곳이에요.” 아흔네 살의 잭이 힘겹게 숨을 내쉬며 말했다. “이제는 살날도 얼마 남지 않았어요. 하지만 좋은 삶이었습니다. 불평을 할 수는 없지요.” 그는 잠시 주위를 찬찬히 둘러보더니 안으로 들어갔다. 오두막집 주변은 별로 변한 게 없었다. (/ p.50) 그런 의미에서 건축에 대한 댄 프라이스의 태도는 삶의 철학을 반영한다. 오랜 세월 동안 순간순간 흐르는 대로 전국을 떠돌아다녔다. 훌쩍 기차에 올라타거나 자전거로 고속도로를 달리거나 장거리 하이킹을 하거나 미국 전역에서 자동차 캠핑을 했다. 몇 년에 걸쳐 《문라이트 크로니클》이라는 손으로 그린 잡지에 이런 여행들을 기록해 2006년 호빗 집 바로 밑에 새로 흙으로 지은 아트 스튜디오에서 제작했다. 그는 여행을 많이 할수록 땅속의 이 작은 집으로 돌아올 수 있다는 사실에 감사하게 된다고 한다. 이곳에서는 사슴이 지붕 위에서 뛰어다니는 소리에 아침잠을 깨는 일이 허다하다. (/ p.249)