Our Off-Grid Tiny Cabin in the Woods
In 2001 Peter and I bought a gorgeous 9 acre piece of land on the Sandy River in Phillips Maine. Over the years we have been working the land, preparing it for our eventual marriage there in 2005... And our little off-grid cabin in the woods began to take shape in 2010. Below is a sampling of the sublime beauty of the sculptural rocks carved over a millennia, deep swimming holes, and the unhurried hand-work of best friends creating an oasis away from it all...
I am indebted to trees first and foremost - the trees for the raw material but also indebted to the lumbermen and the Sawyers for harvesting and shaping. To The Boatman and homeowners for their losses. To the wind and the Sun for age and silvering the surface. To the Sea for the salt buoyancy. To the lichens for their colorful and textured encrustations. To sea worms, barnacles, and microbes for their sculptural re-surfacing. To the tide for movement of Jetsam to shore. To the islands for their capture. To Peter for the patience and advocacy. To friends on board to help in the collecting. It is bigger than mere pieces of wood...
Over a period of at least 10 years spent kayaking and canoeing the southern Maine coast, collecting, carrying home, storing, waiting... My dream began to materialize in the loft of our tiny cabin.
Here are some images of the installation and finished wall.