December 18, 2020
A Firetruck Turned Cabin Makes the Cozy Portable
Austin Smith has an addiction to big, red, kitted out trucks. Well, he has two, anyway, and considering the time and effort it takes to convert old, non-adventure trucks into rolling cabins, having two counts as an addiction.
Smith had this rolling home for a while, but here, he’d decided to park it at Mount Bachelor for a whole season, to set down the closest thing a pro snowboarder has to roots.
Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.