I live in Antrim NH for part of the year (the warm part, which in NH usually means about 2 weeks). This year however we are having record heat, so that means I’m spending more time at the small lake cabin.
I picked up a pamphlet in the town of Hillsborough with “sites to see”. Listed was “House Rock“.
The problem was I couldn’t really find any photographs of this “rock that is also a house” online. I decided to find it myself and photograph it. The problem was, the directions, even on google maps, aren’t all that clear. It’s a large rock. In a forest full of large rocks. My first attempted ended in failure as the dirt road the rock is on was like driving on jello pudding. I was afraid if I did not turn around I would be stuck.
The second attempt was this Spring with my husband and a sturdier car. We were “It has to be here somewhere” (we were also amazed to discover a family that lives in a school bus, but they seemed to like it and waved at us. No we did not hear banjos).
Finally, there seemed to be a small spot where one car might have pulled off the road and parked. There, was HOUSE ROCK. Or ROCK HOUSE (I’ve seen it both ways).
It truly is a very cool and amazing rock. You can easily drive by it, but the interior is indeed, comfortable enough for camping if not quite for living. The folklore is that a family that lost their home during a horrible fire in winter moved in. (They have since moved out). It is of course a rock moved to the current position it occupies by a glacier. In fact there are huge rocks abounding in the surrounding area! I leave it for a future visit from my geologist daughter to tell me just what kind of rock it is.
So for your viewing pleasure, I bring you “House Rock”. Well worth a visit and I think the neighbors in the school bus might sell you the Firebird with the smashed in windshield (it’s how you know you are getting close to the turn off anyway).