Ken: So, going back to the cabin, you went back and forth to the cabin every two weeks. First of all, why did you build the cabin?
Greg: It's every man's dream. The most apt thing I can liken it to is women, obviously, have the ability to have children which is magical and special. Men can't do that. So the next closest thing they can do is take something in their brain and make it into a shelter which is also one of the most important human needs. That idea came when I was on a sailing trip in 2004. I started thinking about my cabin. I was on the ocean for a very long time and the only thing I wanted was to not be on the ocean anymore.
The cabin 100% came from reading Thoreau while I was sailing. That was the thing. The tipping point was that what I thought was about seven days worth of sailing left, and I so told myself I was going to read 100 pages of Thoreau, "Walden" and other writings, 100 pages a day and then we’d be at shore. Over the course of that, I started sketching ideas for Bogus cabin, and the idea was to do it on property I knew my cousins owned way up in the northern part of Minnesota, but I'd never been there.
After I got back from my sailing trip, a year or two later I was like, "Hey. Can I build a cabin at your property?" Guess I finished that in 2004 and then built the cabin in 2006, so it was another couple years.