Cabin at Singing River: One Woman's Story of Building a Home in the Wilderness

Cabin at Singing River: One Woman's Story of Building a Home in the Wilderness

by Chris Czajkowski

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Cabin at Singing River: One Woman's Story of Building a Home in the Wilderness by Chris Czajkowski


Chris Czajkowski came to Canada’s attention in the mid-1980s when she began writing to CBC Radio's Morningside about a particularly unusual adventure: in her late thirties, she headed into the pristine wilderness of British Columbia’s Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. There, she single-handedly cleared the land and — despite a total lack of experience in construction — built her own house.

More than simply a lyrical celebration of the natural world, Cabin at Singing River is a story of courage, perseverance and imagination. From the moment Chris sets her inexperienced foot into an unsteady canoe until the triumphant day she stands back to survey the log house she has built, we are irresistibly drawn into her remarkable journey toward independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551928326
Publisher: Raincoast Book Distribution
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Peter Gzowski     9
Prologue     17
The Singing River     19
The Decision     25
Packing Home the Gear     33
Considerations at the Base of a Tree     39
The Mail Run     47
July     51
Hiking the Hunlen Chain     57
Building the Walls     69
The Salmon Run     76
The Holiday     82
Second Spring     87
Raising the Roof     96
Grizzlies!     104
Preparing for Winter     110
The Trumpeters     118
Freeze-Up     124
Spring Fever     132
Cat Tales     139
Summer in the High Country     145
The Art Show     153
Winter of the Wolves     161
Epilogue     167
Afterword     168
Acknowledgements     171

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