Building a home from scratch is usually just a dream to most of us. In the case of kayack instructor Brian Schulz, it was a dream that turned into a well-worked reality. His Japanese style house in the forests of Oregon cost an incredible $11,000 to produce and made use of locally sourced wood and materials.

Taking just under a year to complete, the forest house shows off a remarkable quality of design and workmanship. Measuring 14′ x 16′, the tiny cottage consists of materials gathered by Schulz from the immediate area and recycling stores.  With low wooden furniture and traditional Japanese lamps, the effect is rooted in the far east.

Photos by Brian Schulz

Fully showing that building a home does not have to cost the earth, the wonderful woodland cottage is available to rent for those wishing for a rural retreat.

February 19th, 2014

Posted In: Architecture, Art and Design, Outdoors

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