A Cabin Of One’s Own: The Inspiring Story of Dick Proenneke

hand-constructed dwelling of Dick Proenneke. His otherworldly work ethic and homesteading prowess is something truly magical to behold.
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Having worked as a carpenter, rancher, mechanic, and salmon fisherman, Dick Proenneke possessed an enviable skill set and one that made possible his dreams of retiring to the remote Alaskan wilderness. In 1968, at age 52, he set out to construct what would eventually become a landmark cabin in Twin Lakes. Fortunately for us, Dick documented the process, shedding light on his incredible journey through film, audio recordings and journal entries. Eventually these records were compiled into the documentary, Alone in the Wilderness, an absolute must-see for anyone interested in sustainable living.

To learn more about Proenneke’s life and adventures visit www.aloneinthewilderness.com.