Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New Echota, part IV

Today I show you the reconstructed poor man's house.


Smaller than the middle class stable with no rain shelter.

Roger's House

Crib and House
The corn crib is on the left in the foreground.




Lonely Table

Lumpy Mattress

This is the loft above the bed, where the kids would sleep.


The inside ceiling. I took this because I was bored, waiting for an elementary school group to pass.

Front Door

The last shot is a closeup of the front door. The wooden ball has a leather cord passed through its center which runs through a hole in the door and is attached to a wooden bar on the inside. To unlatch the door, one simply has to pull the ball which raises the bar above the catch. Good for keeping out game, but not so effective against intruders unless they happen to be dumb white rednecks more accustomed to remote keyless entry.


Tai said...

It just goes to show that you can live with very little, doesn't it.
Our raging consumerism never ceases to amaze.

Angie said...

Is that bed as small as it looks? I guess there was no fighting over "sides" back then, huh?

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

You know, if I could have a little place like that (with more insulation, of course) in the wilds of Montana or Idaho, that'd be heaven!

Only thing I HAVE to have is an indoor toilet. There's NO WAY, I'm using an outhouse in the middle of the night. I think I'd just rather pee in a corner.

patti_cake said...

I can't see any of the pictures. Wahh! I'm with Stacy though, gotta have indoor plumbing. A MUST.

hellbunny said...

Its really well preserved.I liked the combination of stone and wood.Of course they needed the fireplace to be made of stone and it looks as good as some modern designs.

SJ said...

1/2 the world lives in smaller (or bigger but more densely packed) houses.

PBS said...

I lived in a tiny little house in the country until February this year. I liked some parts of it but it's very hard living when also working in town full time. After five years up there I got quite tired of the water hardship (had to carry it in) and septic system difficulties. That kind of living isn't for everyone; it sounds much more romantic than it really is!

JohnB said...

So, are you saying there were dumb rednecks lurking nearby?

Just Some Gal said...

Great pics Grant! And well, I'm a bit glad for my spoiled way of living...what with cool air and indoor plumbling...

Leesa said...

Remind me not to sleep over at Stacy's when the toilet is out of order. What's that on the floor, Stacy pee?

The Stiltwalker said...

ok slap me but where are these pics from?

The Stiltwalker said...

slap me again I've been to these two site before in school. nevermind... what made you go there?

Seven said...

Were these properly equipped with the required handicap ramps etc?

messiah said...

thanks for the historical pics. always interesting. soddies were terrible - rained for days after it stopped outside (had a great grandmother who lived in one when they hit the praries).

dovetailed log cabins - amusing.

Grant said...

tai - yes, as long as I have at least $10,000 worth of electronics in my house, I don't need much else.

angie - it's about the size of a modern twin bed.

pq - going all Unabomber on us now?

patti_cake - I haven't experienced any server outages that I know of, so it must be your heathen machine.

hellbunny - it's actually a reconstruction, so it's less than a century old.

sj - we don't care; we're Americans. :p

pbs - I know. I've done the country living thing before, which is why I live in the 'burbs with more than 10 Chinese restaurants within a mile radius.

johnb - just me. It took me a second to figure out the latch.

blondie - yes, A/C is a must in the South.

leesa - since the busload of elementary school kids had just tramped through the building, I don't know what's on the floor and I don't want to know.

stiltwalker - I just think it's interesting, and I'm supposedly part Cherokee as well.

rick - the hydraulic ramp is in back near the corn crib.

messiah - you're welcome.

Liz said...

Where do I stick my key???