Through the generosity of the Pepin enterprise group and the landowner, the society was fortunate to be able to acquire three acres of land on the original website of Laura’s delivery. It is on this property that a reconstruction of the Little House in the Big Woods cabin was built.
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Please notice our kitchen closes through the transition between breakfast and lunch (11am-eleven:30) and lunch and dinner (four:30-5pm). Loved this hub. I too am concerned about easy dwelling and tiny homes, however have yet to make the leap. I really respect the way you broke down your costs. Can’t wait to read your subsequent hub about tiny residing. Dole-Little House is situated on the banks of the Parker River, close to the positioning of the earliest Newbury settlement.
Wolves and panthers and bears roam the deep Wisconsin woods within the late 1870’s. In those self same woods, Laura lives with Pa and Ma, and her sisters, Mary and Baby Carrie, in a cosy little home built of logs. Pa hunts and traps. Ma makes her personal cheese and butter. All evening lengthy, the wind howls lonesomely, but Pa plays the fiddle and sings, retaining the household protected and cozy.
Built round 1715 with materials salvaged from an earlier construction, Dole-Little House was constructed for Richard Dole, a cattleman. The house was constructed on a two-room, central-chimney plan with a small kitchen shed at the rear. This shed has since been changed with a larger lean-to. Decorative carpentry and end embrace chamfered edges, molded sheathing (particularly within the nice hall and parlor), and possibly authentic stair balusters.
At this time the population is sparse, the woods are deep, and are populated by wild animals equivalent to deer, bears and wolves. Laura writes about hearing wolves howl, but being reassured by her father that she is protected inside the cabin, with a fireplace blazing, and his gun loaded. Wow, what a weekend ! Thank you for every thing The house was great, not one criticism. Will recommend you to anyone, and will use you again !