Richard Aiken is a 65-year-old self-described “hillbilly,” but he’s also much more than that. He’s a dad and a husband. He has two PhDs and — oh yeah, a medical degree, too. It doesn’t stop there: he’s also an opera singer and wrote the book The New Ancestral Diet. Not to rub it in too hard, but he also happens to be a pretty talented builder as well.

Richard had always dreamed of living in the woods, but he worried that money wasn’t as readily available as he’d hoped. However, when someone from Missouri told him about their log cabin that had seen better days, Richard knew he would have his chance to finally achieve his dreams!

When Richard arrived, the cabin was very much in disrepair. Most of the wood had rotted out.

Richard Aiken