There you are: sitting in traffic – a line of cars marching like ants, heading off to your mundane job in your boring office. In those quiet moments of reflection some people think, “gee, I wish I could quit my job, and just run off to the country and be free.” That is exactly what Foster Huntington did.
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Foster was working for Ralph Lauren in New Youk, and in 2011 he decided to up and leave New York and moved to his family’s land in Washington State’s Columbia Gorge. Foster then recruited some friends (which he paid) and together they built Foster’s dream house:
His home, which he calls “The Cinder Cone”, actually consists of multiple treehouses, a hot tub, and a skate bowl – because what “bro-topia” would be complete without a skate bowl? In addition to completely uprooting himself, Foster began a new career as a freelance photographer. In an interview with the New York Times he said, “I remember looking at photos of bush pilots and thinking: ‘I can take photos. I don’t want to live my life in the city. I want to go do something else.’” The Cinder Cone is not only his home now but also provides a unique backdrop for his work.
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Taking the leap to move off of the grid, and live a life free of the day-to-day hassles of city life seems like an impossibility for some people. Foster Huntington is proof that: if you can dream it, you can do it. Foster has a Kickstarter page for The Cinder Cone Build Book, which will feature the entire project of building The Cinder Cone in detail. Check out the video below for more information.
Images: Foster Huntington