A Journey Down a Path to a Cabin in the Woods
Master of Arts in Earth Literacy
Building and inhabiting a small cabin in rural North Carolina gave the writer a mechanism for spiritual and philosophical growth. Initially, the project focused on sustainable living. Construction and living in the cabin, however, allowed the themes of simple living, bioregionalism, and embracing a place to emerge. The cabin created the need to live simply and purposefully. Life there required continuous interaction with and understanding of the natural world. Ultimately this led to embracing community and developing a desire to establish permanency there.