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The Wigwam Project

From show 2508. During his senior year of high school, when most teenage boys are thinking about anything except living outside, Matt Guenther decided to make a wigwam and live in it for his senior class project. Wild Side Guide Ken Tucker takes us to Chattanooga to learn more about Matt’s wigwam project.

Matt’s senior project won first place and the trail behind the school has been named after him. He had to trade in his wigwam for a college dorm, but his dad says that after living outside, dorm life is a piece of cake. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t miss his outdoor home. You can experience more of Matt’s year “Among the Trees,” by reading what he wrote about his experience at