About the cabin

Walden Cabin is an intimate retreat on a replanted ten-acre clear-cut in rural Prince Edward Island. The cabin and bath house were built in the spirit of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a rustic 19th century Massachusetts cabin where the American environmentalist/philosopher retreated from the world to write.

The Walden building design was based on a blueprint of an original 19th century carriage house, complete with cedar shingles, a pine barn door, and an open loft. A second building includes a claw-foot tub beneath a cathedral window.

Everything about the cabin was hand-made, except for the skylight over the loft bed. This break from the 19th century was an indulgence of Stuart’s interest in amateur astronomy.