Nurtured by Nature: Remembering a Back-to-the-Land Childhood

Liz Stuart remembers her back-to-the-land childhood. The vertical-log house had a composting toilet and no hot water or television. Most food was grown and preserved at home. This lifestyle allowed creativity and community to blossom.

This charming home was built by the author’s parents using local stone and logs cut from the property. When building a vertical-log structure, smaller logs can be used.
This charming home was built by the author’s parents using local stone and logs cut from the property. When building a vertical-log structure, smaller logs can be used.
Photo by Liz Stuart