Wecome to Dragonwood Chronicles

Tucked away deep in the woods at the southern edge of the Tug Hill region of New York. Dragonwood is our off-grid sanctuary. Six acres of pond and gardens bordered by forest on three sides.

The project began in 1995, when after a long search, Debe and I purchased the property from a local logger. To date we have built a cabin, a bridge, out house, two sheds in addition to expansive gardens and stone work. We have a generator, propane lights, refrigerator and grill, a wood stove and modest solar system. A dug well and small stream suitable for watering gardens and other needs and a nearby spring for drinking water.

The Dragonwood Chronicles will serve to document the project with photographs and notes. Future projects will include additions to the cabin, a root cellar and a studio building.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

We enjoy hearing from people who visit Dragonwood Chronicles. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask questions.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Cabin at Dragonwood


Anonymous said...

Wow. Amazing, just amazing.
Your pictures and blog are so beautiful and inspiring.
I'm a 25 year old Houston city gal who has a shared dream with the hubby to retire off-grid. We're already involved in "urban farming", raising our own chickens and tending a backyard vegtable garden.
Seeing my future dream becoming a reality for you guys gives me steam. I encounter daily expressions from my peer group on how "far out" and "crazy" my dream is. Keep the inspiration coming!

KV Abbott said...

Donna, I am happy that our project can serve as an inspiration to you. Have you read "The Good Life" by Helen and Scott Nearing or any of Rob Roy's Books? We found a lot of our inspiration from them. Urban Homesteading is a beautiful thing. We prefer to be away from it all, but especially at your age it can be difficult. I sincerely wish and the hubby all the best!


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