THE ONLY SITE WITH A CONFUSING NAME ON MY COMPUTER

When I see my wife sitting at our computer….and then I hear her say, “WHAT’S THIS?!!! WHAT IS THIS?!!!” ….I know something is up.

Unless I’ve visited some site featuring  illegal, filmed with a webcam in a Chinese or Russian theater pre-release leaked movies…  and a weird pop-up came across my screen inviting me to partake of a Russian Marriage Slave…I’m safe.  But when your wife calls you into the room and says, “What’s this?!! It says PORN….” it does make your heart skip a beat or two.

If all my problems were so easy to solve I’d be in a lot better shape.  “OH!!! That’s just cabin porn!!!”, I say.  “Cabin porn?”, she asks, starting to calm down.  “Yes…that’s just freecabinporn.com!!”, I reply…as if the free part would cover even more suspicion with acceptability .  “It’s a site with a bunch of pictures of cabins from all around the world…it’s pretty cool”.

Then I take her to the site and introduce her to the wonderful world of FREE CABIN PORN…and she gets a chance to get lost in the world of sod-roofed Norwegian huts…stone Italian cottages….funky little houses from all over the world. Once again, all is right in my world.  The PORN was just a beautiful collection of photographs of small homes.

The site is administered by the folks who also bring us a site called beaverbrook.com .  Cabin Porn is a collection of often reader submitted pictures from all over the world….amazing and modest and creative and colorful houses that are artfully presented.  Just photos with brief descriptions of the location…sometimes a little more description to set the scene…but for the most part the cabins speak for themselves.  The pictures seem to be pretty high resolution…so it takes a while for the site to load.

These are “human scale” and very personal little houses….a “wish book” source for quiet life design.

 

Here’s the description of the photo above…taken from the site:

My favorite handmade home of all time, found in this book.

Handmade Houses by Art Boericke and Barry Shapiro is one of the most important books for serious students of cabins, if only because the authors were pioneers in recognizing the wave of handmade homebuilding following the 1970’s back-to-the-land movement.

The book, in fact, inspired Scott Newkirk to build the first cabin at Beaver Brook, our place in the woods.

So there you have it…the only PORN on my computer.  Well worth seeking out… and spending some time pondering your escape.

http://freecabinporn.com/

A Post Script….a whole lot of fiction for dramatic effect.  My wife knew what the site “cabin porn” was…but it sounded a whole lot more interesting if I pretended that she was upset pre-explanation. Such is life.

Another post script 12/3/2013  If my site gets any hits from a web search, it was this posting under the original title, “The only porn on my computer”.  What the heck?  So I changed the title so that Arabic google couldn’t find me anymore.  I don’t need that kind of traffic…even when I don’t get any traffic otherwise.

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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