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Couple turns a 40-foot-tall fire lookout into a spectacular off-grid home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 08, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Nov 07, 2015

Though they’ve spotted fires from their lofty home before, Tompkins and Colley aren’t, and have never been, park rangers. The couple, which used to live in a large 1,400-square-foot Dallas home, learned about the . Forest Service’s fire outlooks in a book they stumbled upon several years ago. Intrigued, they began renting several decommissioned fire outlooks—most have been torn down and replaced by satellites—as weekend getaways. Finally, in 2010, they built their own fire outlook...






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