This Thoreau-inspired cabin is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life

It’s been 170 years since Henry David Thoreau first set out to “live deliberately” in his famed cabin on Walden Pond. And the spirit of his simplistic yearnings is alive and well in this Thoreau-inspired cabin, built near Asheville, North Carolina, by nature photographer William Britten.

In the age of text messaging, social media, and rampant Candy Crush addictions, it’s more important than ever to spend time de-stressing and decompressing deep in nature, and we can think of few better places than this rustic escape in the Great Smokey Mountains.

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