Great Southern Cabins

A couple of centuries ago, cabins were testaments to survival in the mountain wilderness. Like the pickles and preserves in the cellar, the rough-hewn beams represented the work of a family to turn a stretch of forest or prairie into a place where they could settle down. And to modern caretakers from Alabama to Virginia, log cabins still embody a palpable sense of home.

Photographer and Garden & Gun contributor Emily J. Followill puts that feeling on paper in her book The Southern Rustic Cabin, a tour through thirteen lovingly maintained cabins across the region.

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