Byan Purcell and Lauren Manoogain are artists who work in Brooklyn, NY. Byan makes jewelry for Witness Company and Lauren works in textiles. These are some photographs made by Backyard Bill at their cabin in Milanville, PA.
Not all vacation retreats or second homes need to be posh palaces. Maybe a little grounding in simple living is what the spirit calls for especially when days are spent in the city. Well… this is what Byan and Lauren seem to have created in Milanville – a small rustic cabin in the woods.
It appears that the cabin is off-the-grid and dry – no plumbing. The tiny battery charger solar panels in one photo and the bucket shower and humanure toilet are dead giveaways. Not all rustic cabins have to be this rustic, but it’s a great example of how little one actually needs to be comfortable. A home can be what you make it – especially if you make it yourself – so make it the way you want.