Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Famous Redwood One Log House

The Ripley's Redwood Log Cabin is a 1900 year old Redwood tree that once stood over 247 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. Four log houses were built from the trunk of this Redwood tree, and the one owned by Ripley’s was the fourth cut from the tree, in 1938. It measures 33 feet in length and the 11,000 feet of lumber it contains, are enough to construct a five bedroom house.

Len Moore, the creator of this unusual house, got the idea to build the Redhouse Log House after he found shelter in the trunk of a burned down Redwood tree, during a storm. He decided to build his dream house out of the trunk of this giant tree and spent months chiseling out the interior and over a year to build it.

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