The original structure, in the shape of a giant boot, was found in the wilderness near a cliff.
The project participants do not disclose the coordinates of their finds for fear of vandals.
The poem – a fairy tale “The little old woman who lived in a shoe” dates back to 1794, although its authorship is unknown. It tells about the mother of a large family, who lives with the kids in a shoe house. True, in a later version, it was published in the book “Christian Mother Goose”, in an edited form.
In particular, the last line has changed. If the early version reported that the mother “whipped the non-hearing children and sent them to bed”, then by 1901 the old woman no longer flogged her children before going to bed, but “kissed them with joy”, apparently, over time, the methods of education still softened.
Unfortunately, the building was found in a very deplorable state. Only the facade of the “boot” has been well preserved. The wooden roof and the inside of the house are simply dangerous for casual tourists. Members of the search group posted a photo on their Facebook page and asked for help from users in order to find out the history of the house.
Interestingly, the opinions of subscribers are divided. Some of the followers reported that a woman actually lived here earlier, around the 50s. Others have argued that the boot house is actually just part of a children’s theme park. As the researchers found out, both were right.
Indeed, according to scant data, the team still managed to confirm that a woman did live here, in the middle of the last century, as well as the fact that her house later became part of a gaming attraction in the 70s and 80s. Be that as it may, today the fabulous house needs a major restoration, because densely overgrown with moss and entwined with creeping greenery, it seems to confirm the axiom that sooner or later, nature takes its toll.