Photo: Mark McBride’s Twitter feed
Employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters now have a chance to tap their creativity inside repurposed 19th century log cabins. Olle Lundberg Design helped the tech company install two homesteader cabins salvaged from historic ranches in Montana. The cabins now reside in an open area in the headquarters, and they’ll serve as a creativity-inducing dining area.
The homesteader cabins were initially salvaged by contractor Karl Beckmann, who placed an ad on Craigslist to sell the relics. Twitter decided to scoop up the hundred year old wooden structures to infuse a little history into their workspace. Although salvaged and rebuilt, the original craftsmanship is still evident in the structures, giving employees insight into life over 100 years ago.
The cabins, which are nicknamed Stanford and Belt to honor the Montana towns they were sourced from, will join other salvaged materials in the Twitter offices. Twitter’s logos throughout the office are made from reused California license plates, and the reception desk is made from salvaged bowling alley planks.
Like many other tech companies in the area, Twitter’s office is chock full of gimmicky but enjoyable features to inspire its employees. The refurbished office includes a yoga studio, rooftop garden, arcade and culinary treats like a cupcake shop, all clad in salvaged wood.