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On a beautiful day, such as this one, I terribly miss our summer home, a small place in the middle of the woods with just bare necessities.
So naturally, I indulge my cravings online, with findings like this. This is a bit more for camping enthusiasts however… because “the Shack at Hinkle Farm” is somewhere between tent camping, and the yet unrealized weekend cottage, designed by Broadhurst Architects as a weekend retreat for a family from the suburbs of Washington D.C.
“This fundamental shelter has no electricity. Heat is provided by a small wood stove, which is also used to heat water that is delivered to the “kitchen” sink by a gravity system. The vertical drop is achieved by using a hand-powered bilge pump to fill an overhead storage tank. Rain water is collected from the roof as part of the outdoor shower system.”
Although, I’m not completely in love with the idea of no power and water, I do find this place charming and in itself completely sufficient. And I’m certain that I would do great in there… well, almost certain. Or is it just my desperation talking through me?
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photos are courtesy
of Anice Hoachlander