Babzy asked yesterday if I took a photo of Thoreau's house at Walden Pond in Concord, MA. The original house is gone, but this is a replica of the house he lived in, complete with a bed and table, some chairs, a stove and some cooking utensils. Pretty simple. This information is from Wikipedia, "Thoreau embarked on a two-year experiment in simple living on July 4, 1845, when he moved to a small self-built house on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson in a second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond."
"In 1854, he published Walden, or Life in the Woods, recounting the two years, two months, and two days he had spent at Walden Pond. The book compresses that time into a single calendar year, using the passage of four seasons to symbolize human development. Part memoir and part spiritual quest, Walden at first won few admirers, but today critics regard it as a classic American book that explores natural simplicity, harmony, and beauty as models for just social and cultural conditions."