Below is a video tour made by small building aficionado, Derek Diedricksen, at the reconstruction site of Henry David Thoreau’s simple cabin in Walden Woods. Thoreau said, “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” He chose to live in the small isolated cabin devoid of the comforts available in his day for over two years, penning the basis for Walden. The book has been an inspiration for millions of readers seeking to live a more purposeful life.
“The common experience is that man fits himself as well as he can to the customary details of that work or trade he falls into, and tends it as a dog turns a spit. Then is he part of the machine he moves; the man is lost. Until he can manage to communicate himself to others in his full stature and proportion, he does not yet find his vocation.” – Thoreau
To see the site as it looked in 1908: http://thoreau.eserver.org/siteof.html