Take a lovely tour with breathtaking scenery of one of the most famous cabins in the world. Proenneke has been an inspiration to a generation of natural builders who want to build affordable housing with low cost, local natural resources.
“The historic cabins, ranger stations, and other buildings of the Forest Service hold the tales of one of the nation’s most important public land agencies. In the Northern Region of the Forest Service, a group of highly skilled craftsmen have been formed into a Historic Preservation Team. The team is trained to maintain and restore the historic buildings of the region. Thousands of visitors can still make use of these buildings and enjoy their historical value.”
“Paul Cutting bought his first log cabin for $600 and with no background in construction, he began to meticulously take it apart, documenting where each piece was placed so some day he could put it back together in an authentic fashion.
“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area. Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format from the www.DickProenneke.com website.