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Twitter Adds Old West Cabins to Nest

Friday, March 7, 2014

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High-tech Twitter is installing low-tech 19th-century cabins inside its trendy San Francisco digs, according to numerous reports.

The 20-by-20-foot cabins will serve as a second dining area for employees.

Where did the social media company procure homestead cabins? Craigslist, of course.

From Ranch to Retweet

Reports say the cabins were salvaged from a couple of remote ranches in Montana and posted on Craigslist by Novato, CA-based contractor Karl Beckmann.

Twitter HQ
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Reclaimed wood and other natural elements are used throughout Twitter's San Francisco headquarters. The cabins are the latest addition.

"We advertised them for a year, and we pretty much got a lot of crackpot calls," Beckmann told the Marin Independent Journal.

That was, until Twitter called.

Architect Olle Lundberg, of Lundberg Design, answered the ad for his client, thinking that the log cabins would be a perfect way to break up space in the dining area and fit the overall woodsy décor, reports said.

Before the frontier dwellings were installed, rotted logs were replaced with new pine and the roofs were removed, according to reports.

Twitter did not say how much it paid for the log-cabin charm.

But soon, “logging out” may have another meaning around Twitter’s offices, reports Mashable.

Cabins Trending

Many Twitter users have used their 140 characters to comment on the design move. Our favorites are below.

 

   

Tagged categories: Architecture; Building materials; Interior design; Maintenance + Renovation; Office Buildings; Recycled building materials; Renovation; Wood

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