The giant oak out front was probably a much smaller tree back in 1880, when this farmhouse was built. Though it appears some foundation work has been done to keep the house from falling apart (the entire house has seriously rocked back on its pier/sill foundation), it is a vintage home from that period, not a replica. It is almost identical in size to the cabin I'm starting to build in a week. However instead of the traditional front porch (there is just too much traffic in this world to properly enjoy a front porch), we are doing a greenhouse/sunroom.
Here are some shots of the interior. The plank walls:
The doorway from one room into the other (the house is divided into two large rooms - each 15'x16'). It's difficult to see from this image, but the entire doorway is rocked to the side with the rest of the house and nowhere near plumb:
Nearby is a hunting lodge made recently by a Native American (I believe Cherokee):
Here you can see the straw in the mud. When you knock on the wall it feels like concrete - very solid: