Taking a leaf out of his book, residents in Ashfield, Massachusetts constructed a cabin next to Walden Pond - in the path of a proposed pipeline for fracked gas.
Thoreau’s famous cabin became a symbol of man living in harmony with nature, following the release of his iconic 1854 text Walden, or Life in the Woods.
Ashfield resident and timber frame builder Will Elwell decided to recreate the cabin to block the 700km potential environmental disaster being constructed by multibillion-dollar Texas company Kinder Morgan.
The 10 x 15 foot cabin was completed on Wednesday with Elwell, complete with a proper building permit sticker from the town, according to the Recorder. Residents have raised concerns over the effect the pipeline would have on the area known for its natural beauty, but say they have been largely ignored.