After Ithaca College asked incoming freshmen to read Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a group of students in the Departmemnt of Environmetnal Studies and Sciences got the idea to build a replica of Thoreau’s famous cabin. The local code enforecment officer insisted that the 150- square-foot cabon had to meet all code requirements, including a sprinkler system.

from Reason Magazine March 2011, hard copy.