Where am I living this time?

September 18, 2014


Not so much living as vacationing.  Did you know that you can rent a fire look out tower at several locations in the US National Forest system?

The National Forests Foundation has information about lookout rentals in the western states

And nine questions about renting one of the lookouts

And lookout rentals by state

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These are high, but not high-end, accommodations, but once you get there, the views must be magnificent!

look out needles

Lookout living is not all blue huckleberries and kinnikinnik jam, however.  Like lighthouse keepers, lookout living requires some accommodations.


Here are some of the photos from this delightful book that combines history, drawings, photos and recipes. The book is available from the National Forests Foundation website store, or Amazon.


lookout woodlookout3lookout2See also:

Lustron Homes

Quonset Huts

Dymaxion House

Heinlein House

Sears Mail-Order Homes


  1. Those sorts of vacation accommodations are OBVIOUSLY for the young. I need a bar and room service. 🙂

    • Yep, I agree!

  2. Gives a whole new meaning to being an Aquarian. 🙂

    • Oh that poor water-bearer!

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