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. anoldent 44 months ago | reply

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

    2. Mandy Münzner 42 months ago | reply

      wow so perfect light and story !!

    3. **maria * [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      ..magnificent!

    4. wrap your troubles in dreams... 41 months ago | reply

      sounds and looks like a dream...

    5. ARMLE 39 months ago | reply

      I featured you here :)

    6. HTerminatorH 38 months ago | reply

      This photo completely describes my dream home.

      Really great photo.

    7. Structure & Spontaneity by .K. [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      so beautiful...
      love the feeling.

    8. R-Joy's Photos 33 months ago | reply

      Marvelous composition!

    9. ummatiddle 33 months ago | reply

      this is entirely perfect.

      heaven.

    10. Noelle Buske 33 months ago | reply

      This looks so amazing!

    11. the girl with glass eyes 31 months ago | reply

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

    12. BravesTN 28 months ago | reply

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

    13. nikolaidesigns.com 26 months ago | reply

      wonderful image...wonderful story!

    14. cajunjules_71201 21 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

    15. bdigger@rocketmail.com 21 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.

    16. Boris Rasin Art and Design 21 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!

    17. Woogeroo 13 months ago | reply

      wow.... what a spot.

      -W

    18. salspix 11 months ago | reply

      Can I come in out of the cold and mist? Have a hot cup of tea and wrap a throw blanket around my shoulders? Thank you for sharing your story of this beautiful, and magical cabin! I've dreamed of a place like this all my life.

    19. valtoni_78 10 months ago | reply

      Where exactly is this cabin?

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