Alaska Cabin is a Skyscraper in the Woods

Inside Alaska’s Tallest, Craziest Cabin

The Mighty Goose Creek Tower scrapes against the FAA height ceiling and stretches toward Seussian dreams. Only a engineer could build a heavy log off grid cabin so tall! Now if only he can afford the windows for such a large place!

Well, an e.e. cummings poem, maybe. Weidner’s singular construction between Willow and Talkeetna, Alaska, started as a typical one-story cabin, but as the forest that had been cleared by a fire began to grow back, his view of his belovedDenali was blocked. What else was there to do, but build up, and up, until you hit 185 feet, just below the maximum that federal aviation rules permit?

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