Deek Visits Walden Cabin

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen had an opportunity to visit Henry David Thoreau‘s cabin the other day and posted a video tour of the famous little cabin on YouTube.

Also a bonus video made on a pit stop of the “Man Town” mobile cabin taped in Shot near Winchendon MA (not sure the EXACT town he was in- the Troy, NH/MA border area.)

Deek is the author of the book Humble Homes Simple Shacks… and micro house creations like the Boxy Lady.

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Heather - November 3, 2010 Reply

Thanks Deek. I’m reading Walden at the moment, though it’s a slow read. Must have been a beautiful spot back in the day.

Deek - November 4, 2010 Reply

Thanks Heather- Walden is a slow read- but historically, at the least, its certainly one of those books you have to check out. I actually enjoyed “The Maine Woods” much more than Walden (at the risk of sounding like a heathen). Better yet, you ever read “Desert Solitaire” by Edward Abbey? Naturally, that book most likely would have not existed had it not been for Emerson, Thoreau, and the work of Muir….
-Deek
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My favorite Walden descriptive passage…when he drops his ax through the ice-hole in the pond and goes on to describe/paint the movements of its handle in the underwater currents of the pond….

Also- I’m going to try to do a mini-vid on that vegetable-oil heater that was briefly seen in “Tiny Yellow House #2” on youtube. I’ve gotten so many emails on it that I have to at least get something out there.

    Heather - November 4, 2010 Reply

    Thanks Deek. You inspire me to keep reading. Thanks as well for the other books mentioned – I have not read them but will look into them for sure. 🙂

Deek - November 4, 2010 Reply

No sweat- also check out “There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse” by Michael Tougias- a very fun, Bill Bryson-esque book involving a guy who goes about building a small vermont cabin in the woods. Or “A Year In The Maine Woods” By Bernd Heinrich (I believe that’s the spelling of his name- he’s a UVM professor too).

I’ll stop, before I recommend 40 more books…

-Deek

alice - November 4, 2010 Reply

Love that Man Town, that is too cool! I once wanted to have a mobile book store, this would have been a good way to do it as long as you had a functional trailer and the truck to pull it. It would be fun to have some kind of tiny house supply shop in there, tow it around to various building sites and sell tools and supplies, videos, books, cookies, whatever. Make travelling tax deductible.

Deek - November 5, 2010 Reply

Not a bad idea…..or a mobile “eat IN” cafe…

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