Dick Proenneke moved to Alaska to live his dream. With hand tools and common sense he built the life that he always knew he wanted. The documentary "Alone in the Wilderness" tells his story through his own journal writings and self-made films.
Of all the many cabins and stories we’re lucky enough to receive, Richard Proenneke’s is easily submitted the most. In 1968, at the age of 51, Dick left a life of ranching, carpentry and heavy machine repair to retire to Twin Lakes, Alaska in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Deposited by float plane, and carrying only the simplest of tools, he set out to build a homestead and survive the winter, alone in the wilderness.
Alone in the Wildnerness - a super8mm movie shot by Dick Proenneke as he began building his off-grid house in Twin Lakes Alaska - I remember watching this on PBS years ago and being fascinated with the work he did.
Heaven's Face Shot shows the green grass by her side. She is one of the houses on tour that shows a larger size of 11' x 21' with nearly 500 sf of living space twixt the bottom and loft floors. She is about to get a new set of doors on the side to go on the porch too.
Industrial-esque lamp. It has three sockets and two usb ports, perfect for the side table in the bedroom! I put it together over the weekend. FYI Use proper wiring! It'll go boom if you don't! Here's a parts list: 1. 2-Gang Box-$1.12 2. 2-Gang Box Cover~$2.30 3. Triple Outlet-$20.00 4. Square Outlet-$3.50 5. 16 pieces pipe & fittings~$30 6. Servalite Switch-$6.00 7. Lamp parts~$20.00 8. Hubbell Plug-$4.70 9. 12-2 Indoor Wire-$13 10. Fancy Shade-$15 Total-$116