Sixty-five-year-old self-described “hillbilly” Richard Aiken is many things. He’s a husband, a father, the recipient of two PhDs and a medical degree, an opera singer, and an author of The New Ancestral Diet. He’s also, apparently, a pretty great builder.
Richard had wanted to live in the woods for a long time, but always thought it would be a bit expensive. After all, can you imagine just wandering into the woods and making a new home for yourself out there? Talk about a tough project!
When a man in Missouri told Richard about his old cabin that had fallen into disrepair, he immediately saw an opportunity. With some hard work and determination, he was about to have the getaway of his dreams!
Yes, Richard had, by all means, gotten away with a steal. He inherited the cabin for a fraction of what it had likely originally cost someone. While he could have had the structure for free, he knew that he had to give some money in order to feel like it was truly his to keep.
The ideas for what he would do with it were already starting to churn in his mind. He could practically envision exactly what he would do with what and where he would put certain things. He was truly inspired by the cabin, despite its current state.