From what someone who once lived in the community told me about Wefanie, I believe this was used as a tenant house for turpentine workers. Though it doesn’t resemble most turpentine cabins I’ve photographed, I’ll identify it as such until I know differently. Along with the privy and barn in the two posts that follow this one, it was recently exposed when the surrounding woods were thinned.
Wefanie was never really a town in the proper sense of the word, but was a busy logging and turpentine community with its own whistle-stop in its prime. I have no idea where the name originates.
The cardboard seen below was used for insulation…
As the Fanta carton would suggest, this was probably occupied well beyond the turpentine era. This is one sight I’m glad to see vanishing!