The New Camp Fishing Shack

WATCH HOW WE MOVED IT: A little behind-the-scenes on saving an abandoned 1920s cabin and giving it a second life as a fishing shack at camp.



After getting inspired by a New York Times article on fishing shacks we decided to make our own – we’ve been thinking on what style it could be for over a decade. And finally found the perfect building the to save: An old wreck we found in the sticks just up the road. WISCONSIN STATE CODE for fishing sheltersThe great state of Wisconsin doesn’t regulate the shape or size of a fishing shack. This is how we found her:

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  1. fishing hole size can’t exceed 12 in. 
  2. door cannot lock
  3. owners name painted on outside (weve got a sign on order)
  4. must follow the removal times
  5. follow ice thickness guides for use (safety first!)

Here are few snaps of the work-in-progress inside. Its not going to be listed on Airbnb (since its not a rental).  It not going to be fancy like some fishing shacks, (it wont have power running to it). One key benefit is that since it’s only a tiny 9.8 ft by 10ft footprint, it’s easy to move with a telehandler (which is how we got it up here)


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