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Coffer

6 minutes

Coffer traded his condo for a log cabin decades ago, and he hasn’t looked back

Twenty-five years ago, John Coffer gave up his condominium and sports car in Florida for a home-made log cabin in upstate New York. ‘Life ain’t perfect’ he says, ‘and neither is my cabin.’ But the life of a 19th-century homesteader turns out to blend with laptops, solar cells and wind generators pretty well.

Director: Ben Wu, David Usui

Producer: Lost and Found Films

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