In college I studied "deconstruction" in its
literary sense, but that didn't prepare me for
this: taking apart, or "deconstructing," a Pan Abode cabin. It was
simple. Built of notched interlocking cedar
lumber with very few fasteners, to disassemble
and lift. The one trick is it's completely
interconnected so you can only do one run at a
time, working circumspectly from the top down.
(In that sense it serves as an apt metaphor for
an ecosystem--everything connected to and
affecting everything else.) This meant a lot of
scurrying around dragging ladders to all points
of the floor plan, but once the walls got low
enough it went lickety-split.