Old Home Place 1985

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    The summer after I finished school I set off into the mountains of North Carolina to build a log cabin, armed with a few books, and hand tools, but no experiance or skills. I set up my tent and expected it to take six weeks to build. Six months later I still hadn't finished the chimney or started the roof. But this is what it looked like on a misty November morning a few years later.
    I lived here for about eight years, and owned it for about fifteen years after I built it in 1976 with local fieldstone and oak logs I cut, peeled and notched on the site, working alone with hand tools. It had no plumbing, I carried water from a nearby spring, and I heated it in winter with about half a cord of wood a week which I cut and burned in the open fireplace. Eventually I moved into Asheville and had to sell it, but it was a large part of my life, and I miss it more with each passing year.

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    1. purplepond 33 months ago | reply

      this is beautiful! where in north carolina is this located?

    2. anoldent 32 months ago | reply

      This is between Hendersonville, NC and Greenville, SC, near Tuxedo.

    3. Mandy Münzner 30 months ago | reply

      wow so perfect light and story !!

    4. **maria * [deleted] 30 months ago | reply


    5. katze_n 29 months ago | reply

      sounds and looks like a dream...

    6. ARMLE 27 months ago | reply

      I featured you here :)

    7. HTerminatorH 27 months ago | reply

      This photo completely describes my dream home.

      Really great photo.

    8. Structure & Spontaneity by .K. [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

      so beautiful...
      love the feeling.

    9. R-Joy's Photos 22 months ago | reply

      Marvelous composition!

    10. ummatiddle 22 months ago | reply

      this is entirely perfect.


    11. Noelle Buske 21 months ago | reply

      This looks so amazing!

    12. the girl with glass eyes 19 months ago | reply

      it looks great! and the story behind it is amazing, too.

    13. sutherngirl52 18 months ago | reply

      Great picture of an awesome place. Wish I could live there or somewhere just like it. I love the seclusion.

    14. BravesTN 17 months ago | reply

      Very intresting story..
      Sounds like something from an old novel. Lovely shot.

    15. nikolaidesigns.com 14 months ago | reply

      wonderful image...wonderful story!

    16. cajunjules_71201 10 months ago | reply

      Hi PH, this picture brings back some very fond memories. I ran across the picture researching possible cabins and knew immediately whose cabin this is/was. We met at Glen Arden in the early 80's where we worked together as counselors. I spent a few end of summer parties at the cabin and have many memories. cajunjules_71201@yahoo.com

    17. bdigger@rocketmail.com 10 months ago | reply

      Not a sad story at all, he had 8 years living in this paradise and another 7 to come and go when he could. Should any of us be so lucky to have the time and resources to do the same for 15 years? Beautiful setting.

    18. Boris Rasin Art and Design 10 months ago | reply

      Hello, This is a lovely picture! May I use it for an eBook cover I am designing. I would like to crop it, add text, use it in conjunction with other images or run it through some Photoshop filters. If this is ok by you, do you have any requirements on my part? Thanks in advance!

    19. Woogeroo 2 months ago | reply

      wow.... what a spot.


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