The constant progress of Culture is to a more
interior life, to a deeper Home.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Home”
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
The Innermost House Foundation is dedicated to recovering the wisdom and promise of the New World spirit. We seek a living unity of conversation in wild nature, fine hand craft and the perennial ideals of the mind as a way home to the wholeness and harmony of the individual soul. We are pioneers in search of a deeper home for human nature.