“It’s a place where you can grow and discover things that you’re curious about,” Kerkseick says. “I wanted to experience a minimal, off-the-grid lifestyle and discover how my perspective could change on what I thought I knew.”
Kerksieck’s rental sat on a 20-acre plot with four additional cabins, each featuring distinctive architecture, functionality, and privacy––out of sight from one another, but close enough to remain a community.
The cabins were erected slowly and purposefully by travelers and friends of the property’s enigmatic owner, a man who after surviving a run-in with musical fame in the 1980s, has since been dedicated to preserving his land as a sanctuary. The builders have intentionally allowed for the advancement of moss, trees, and grass into each parcel of new construction, as a means of encouraging the lush landscape.