Foster Huntington became an online sensation after quitting his New York-based design job and documenting his life in a van in blogs and books. So when he came to build his dream home with friends, he wanted us all to know about it.
The Cinder Cone is Huntington’s short film that follows the year-long process of building a multi-platform tree house in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. The place is clearly cold as balls, but the film shows a lot of warmth between the tight-knit group, with football and piss pranks thrown in among the footage of the hard grind and design wizardry. See how the team constructs the high platforms around the trunks of the huge trees, with vertiginous walkways traipsing between them. They have all the trimmings, including a wood-fired hot tub and a ground-level skate park that looks like it was nearly as much fun to build as it is to skate on.
Huntington is now seeking $30,000 in funding through Kickstarter to complete the film and finalize The Cinder Cone Build Book, so more of us can share his dream to live in the trees and hang out with friends, and still have an ace place to skateboard.