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Cabin Porn

Cabin Porn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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.

Tiny House

Tiny House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brent Heavener
Editor: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0525576622
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From the founder of the Instagram feed @TinyHouse, comes a small, chunky inspiration book filled with photographs of the smallest abodes—from vans and boats to tree houses and cabins. A die-cut cover acts as a window onto a simpler world of lighter living and sustainability that never sacrifices function or design. Imagine living debt-free in an environmentally-friendly home. No mortgage, no clutter, and boundless freedom. This is the reality and dream of people all over the world thanks to the widespread momentum of the tiny house movement in recent years. Designed to fit on the tiniest of coffee tables, this book features 250 full-color photographs of the smallest, most efficient homes around the world, with interviews, features, and smart tips straight from the homeowners. From tiny mobile homes in California, Nashville, and Minnesota to a surfer-built tree house in Washington to a school bus that has been converted to a camper in Oregon, this lookbook is packed with big inspiration.

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."

The Modern A-Frame

The Modern A-Frame Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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.

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.

Change Here Now

Change Here Now Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Brock
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170656
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Award-winning social entrepreneur and permaculturalist Adam Brock draws from ecology, sociology, community economics, social justice, and indigenous practices the world over to present more than eighty proven solutions for building healthy communities. Using the "pattern language" framework developed by architect Christopher Alexander and his colleagues in the 1970s, Brock outlines strategies for redesigning our social and economic systems to mimic nature's resilience and abundance. Practical, innovative, and visually compelling, this book presents actionable and easy-to-understand tools for a compassionate and methodical approach to building better communities. Sidebars and diagrams supplement the text, while case studies illustrate endeavors such as starting a business, launching a social change project, or setting personal goals. Brock suggests ways to engage disempowered communities in a meaningful and authentic way, and draws on eight years of in-depth research and investigation to demonstrate what makes communities work at the most fundamental level. Anyone looking for concrete solutions to many of the social and economic ills that plague our current society will discover a rich resource for growth and change.

Forest

Forest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Collins
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1797202189
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Brimming with engaging writing and stirring photography, Forest is an ode to the natural world and a celebration of the relationship between humans and trees. Discover the secrets hidden within the Earth's lush woodlands and wild landscapes through photographs and stories about enchanting forests, magnificent trees, and people who live off the land. Journeying across North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe, writer Matt Collins and photographer Roo Lewis capture the history, science, and human stories behind some of the most enchanting natural environments in the world. • Explores the captivating history behind some of the world's most enchanting forests • Organized by tree species, including the hearty pines in Spain's Tamada forest, the towering firs of the American West, the striking Birch groves of Germany's Elbe Valley, and beyond • A blend of beautiful photographs, scientific trivia, and engaging human stories Forest is an arresting tribute to the magnificence of the natural world and a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys spending time in the outdoors. Complete with gorgeous photography and engaging stories of people living in harmony with nature, readers will learn everything they dream of knowing about the forests of the world. • A handsome gift for photographers, travel and outdoor enthusiasts, environmentalists, and science lovers • A stunning way to learn about the world and the trees that surround us • Great for readers who couldn't get enough of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Ancient Trees by Beth Moon, and Wise Trees by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel

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
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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 Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining

The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Haskell,Colin Spoelman
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 161312564X
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A new generation of urban bootleggers is distilling whiskey at home, and cocktail enthusiasts have embraced the nuances of brown liquors. Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America’s age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey’s history and culture from 1640 to today, when the DIY trend and the classic cocktail craze have conspired to make it the next big thing. For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to safe home distilling, complete with a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures, anecdotes, and tips. The final section focuses on the contemporary whiskey scene, featuring a list of microdistillers, cocktail and food recipes from the country’s hottest mixologists and chefs, and an opinionated guide to building your own whiskey collection. Praise for The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: “The moonshining world is notoriously full of orally-perpetuated misinformation and the legitimate whiskey industry is full of marketing lies and half-truths; Spoelman and Haskell have thankfully defied those traditions and released an educational book of honesty and transparency.” —Serious Eats

Cabin Style

Cabin Style Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chase Reynolds Ewald
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423652479
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The co-authors of American Rustic share inspirations for rustic elegance in home design for those who love living well in wild places. This gorgeously photographed volume offers visions of refined cabin style by top designers, builders, architects, and artists. From Napa to Nashville and along the Rocky Mountain spine, each project reflects the ways we live, and play, in nature. Whether a bison ranch, a log fishing cabin, a stone guest house, a lakeside retreat, a ski chalet, or a wine country barn, each home exhibits whimsical, playful, comfortable, and welcoming interiors and architecture—always inspired by the land. The homes curated in Cabin Style represent a fresh look at the genre, from traditional to transitional to modern. Interviews with architects, designers, builders and owners illuminate both the backstory and the creative process. Photographer Audrey Hall and writer Chase Reynolds Ewald have collaborated on five books, with their book American Rustic being named one of Best Home Design Books of 2015 by Architectural Digest.

This Is a Book for People Who Love the National Parks

This Is a Book for People Who Love the National Parks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt Garczynski
Editor: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762469021
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Smart, short, and irresistibly illustrated, This Is a Book for People Who Love National Parks is a park-by-park celebration of the American outdoors. For devoted park-goers and casual campers alike, this charming guide is nothing short of a celebration of America's natural wonders. An introduction to the storied history of the Parks Service is paired with engaging profiles of each of the sixty-one National Parks, from Acadia to Zion and everything in between. Quirky facts and key dates are woven throughout, while refreshingly modern illustrations capture the iconic features of each majestic setting. Deeply researched but not too serious, This Is a Book for People Who Love National Parks is an essential addition to every park lover's field library.

Micro Living

Micro Living Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128777
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For everyone who’s ever dreamed of simplifying their life and downsizing their home, Micro Living offers an insider’s look at what tiny house living is really like. Best-selling author and tiny house enthusiast Derek “Deek” Diedricksen profiles 40 tiny — but practical — houses that are equipped for full-time living, all in 400 square feet or less. Detailed photography and a floor plan for each structure highlight inventive space-saving design features along with the nuts-and-bolts details of heating, cooling, electric, and plumbing systems. The real-life stories of residents impart the pleasures, as well as the challenges, of day-to-day living. With tips on what to consider before you build, along with framing plans for a prototype small cabin, Micro Living is the perfect starter handbook for both dreamers and doers. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Big Sexy

Big Sexy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bartolo Colon,Michael Stahl
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683358007
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From picking coffee in the Dominican Republic to reaching icon status as a Major League pitcher in America, here is the story of baseball’s most colorful player told in his own words Bartolo Colón—also known as Big Sexy—is a baseball icon and one of the most beloved players to ever play the game. In a career spanning 21 years, Colón has won the Cy Young Award and won more games than any other Latin American–born pitcher. But more importantly, Big Sexy has captured the hearts of fans of the game as well as the stars he has played against. Colón plays the game the way it was meant to be. In Big Sexy: In His Own Words, Bartolo Colón opens up as never before. The result is a touching and deeply personal story of a truly unique baseball life.

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.

Microshelters

Microshelters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123546
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If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.

캐빈 폰 Cabin Porn

캐빈 폰 Cabin Porn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 스티븐 렉카르트
Editor: Minumin
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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)