SLAB SIDES- BURROUGHS RUSTIC CABIN IN WESTPARK NY
Here at slabsides Burroughs lived close to the land with nature at his door step. He built his rustic cabin on a rock outcrop that looks out onto a rock wall. Below his porch stood a wetland bog that he drained. The good rich soil provided gilded age New York with celery and Burroughs a return to his farming past.
Inside Burroughs built furniture from sumac & birch tree's. Over 100 years old I was surprised at there rigidity. As some one who dabbles in green wood furniture making I am impressed. The rough wood siding and birch bark logs complimented his rock fireplace. The simple candles and lanterns, with camping cookstove, hand made grater and hand loomed textiles are all as he left them. Not only could I live in this simple space but I am sure I would become a better person for it. It is impossible to to be separate from nature here.
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For Slabsides website visit www.johnburroughsassociation.org