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This DIY Architect Builds 185 Foot Stacked Log Cabin Tower In The Wilderness

Hidden in the sparse Alaskan woods in Willow, Alaska is a bizarrely singular home known as the Dr. Seuss House. While the semi-abandoned home has no direct relation to the famed author, it is easy to see how the structure got its nickname.

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Although Goose Creek Tower appears plucked from the pages of a children’s book, Phillip Weidner’s home is anything but fictional. When he’s not working as one of Alaska’s top trial attorneys, this DIY architect is building his “poem to the sky.”​

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Weidner did originally only plan on building a two-story log cabin, then he let his mind (and engineering degree) take over. He decided to add another floor. Then another, and another, and it just kept going up. Depending on how you look at it, and which ladders and staircases you climb to get to the top, there are somewhere between 14 and 17 floors.

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Once you get to the top, you have a view of over 300 miles, says Weidner. The house’s official name is “Goose Creek Tower,” but Weidner calls it his “poem to the sky.”


The house has been under construction for 18 years now. As Weidner is one of the top trial lawyers in Alaska, he has a hard time finding time to work on it. He says though, when he is done, he and his family will enjoy the tower.

Most of all, he will sit up top and watch the Northern Lights.The house remains an oddity that visitors to the small town can view from the road, but it is no longer open for explorers.