Twitter Hauls Log Cabins From Montana to SF Office
Employees will soon be able to dine inside them
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2014 8:20 AM CST
Twitter's headquarters is pictured on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

(Newser) – The tech world is lousy with impressive employee perks, but this is certainly a unique entry in the category: Twitter employees will soon be able to eat lunch in one of two century-old Montana log cabins. As the San Francisco Chronicle explains, the cabins were taken apart and shipped this week to Vallejo, Calif., where they're being "refurbished and re-sized" in advance of their installation in Twitter's new San Francisco headquarters. Designer Olle Lundberg, whose firm is handling the project, explained that "we've always had this sort of notion of the forest being a source of inspiration for design at Twitter," and the forest connection provided a "nice story."

But it was the awkwardness of the new dining area that led to the decision. "The problem is all the floors are 10-foot ceilings," explains Lundberg. "That’s really a miserable space. How do you subdivide the space without making it a series of rooms?" Enter the 20-foot by 20-foot log cabins, which were purchased for an undisclosed price and will be erected without any roofs and with 7-foot-wide entrances on each of their four sides; booths will be built in. It's not the only perk workers in the new office will have access to, per the Marin Independent Journal. Among the others: a yoga studio, arcade, and rooftop garden.

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kccarmea
Mar 6, 2014 12:01 AM CST
Do they mean that the log cabins will be inside the main building?
Dave0
Mar 5, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Seems a bit ridiculous to me. A log cabin with no roof? Just line the walls with a bunch of logs, and call it Davey Crockett's Eatery! Idiots, no wonder I don't like Twitter!
Ezekiel 25:17
Mar 4, 2014 3:17 PM CST
I travel three hours to get to the nearest national forest where I can stay in log cabins built by the WPA. I cringe with the idea my employer would bring one into our tech environment. I do like the idea of a game room but they have so far said no at my place. They complain that people will spread out in the afternoon hours and are hard to find. I suggested a game room would put all those people in one, easy to find place. But the higher ups think it would be used to lollygag around. So we just lollygag elsewhere.