“The Cinder Cone” – Dream Home Alert!

In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds (including pro snowboarder Scotty Wittlake). Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. They looked like they had a lot of fun. They built a tree house!


I first came across this project in Cyrus Sutton’s movie “Friends in High Places” that I covered as the movie made me want to quit my job and live in a van. Definitely watch this short film if you haven’t yet.


The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends.


Watch The Cinder Cone video:



Check out The Cinder Cone Build Book on Kickstarter too! kickstarter.com/projects/fosterhuntington/the-cinder-cone-build-book


A Farm League Original
Directed by Foster Huntington
Edited by Jess Gibson

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“Thunder and Lightning” by Joseph Hein
“Ring Shot Step” by Ash Black Bufflo
“The Way it is” by Denver
“Francis” by Houndstooth
“Every Little Bit Hurts” by Barton Carroll



Hiya, I'm Alexa. Always on some sort of adventure! I'm excited to share my stories & introduce you to other rad women, also living the dream. I'm here to inspire you to do the same :-)


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