The Cabin is an organization run by a group of High Mowing students whose focus is to raise awareness of poverty and other world issues, and to promote peace. The Cabin was inspired by David Anderson, a 1996 High Mowing alumnus, who died of leukemia in the summer of 1998 – the actual cabin was David’s one room home, containing no electricity or heat, built with help from friends. He described his humble home poetically in the following entry in his diary: “This house is a sacred place. No cruel words will be spoken, no cruel acts will be committed within its walls. May the simple beauty of this house inspire the simple beauty of your soul to shine brightly. Welcome to my house.” The actual cabin is now located on the High Mowing campus and just like David, so too does The Cabin advocate for peace, justice, ecology and non-violent social change, and seeks in David’s memory to inspire the simple beauty of human souls to shine brightly.
The Cabin raises money to help those in need around the world. It has provided support for a Model United Nations Conference, Amnesty International, New Hampshire Youth for Peace, and the HMS Environmental Group. The Cabin has brought many speakers to the High Mowing campus, including Noam Chomsky, Sean Donahue, Sally Fallon, Kathy Kelly, Charlie King, Satish Kumar, Richard Levins, Segun Olarunfemi, and Howard Zinn.