This Japanese-Inspired Forest Home Was Built on a Budget of $11,000

Househappy —  January 8, 2014 — Leave a comment

After a year and a half of construction, kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz completed building his home in the woods of Cape Falcon, Oregon for the impressibly low price of $11,000.

Inspired by a brass sink he found at a local recycling center, Schulz used salvaged and sometimes donated materials in order to complete his home on an affordable budget.

“With deep enough pockets a person might be able to duplicate such a structure by writing a large check to a talented builder, but that would risk missing the point entirely,” he said. “Whether or not one believes that turning a log from beside the house into the house itself imbues it with some mystical qualities, it is undeniable that the pursuit of local materials connects more deeply to your landscapes, your neighbors, and yourself. The simple act of searching adds richness to our lives. To reiterate: You meet people, you discover new places, you have adventures, you learn things, and you come home with beams, windows, doors, and shingles.”

Dubbed “The Japanese Forest House,” the design incorporates both rustic western and traditional eastern styles.

Source: My Modern Met

Photos: Brian Schulz

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