The Walden Project at Summit is a grassroots congregationally-based, intergenerational learning project that will draw attention to issues important to Unitarian Universalists – including the right to shelter, alternative housing, residential applications of green technology, spiritually grounded activism, and voluntary simplicity.
In homage to Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond, members and friends are building a 117-square foot moveable house, outfitted with applications of green technology. Volunteers, including our SUUF minister, will live in it for a week or more at a time over the course of a year. We are documenting the building project, and those living in the tiny house will blog about their experience. At the conclusion of the project, Rev. Frank Placone-Willey will write and publish an essay reminiscent of Walden, for a contemporary audience.