Teacher Builds Tiny House in the Forest

“Brian Schulz recently completed his forest house in the Oregon Woods. He built the home himself, and the design and concept of it were inspired by the traditional Japanese Minka homes, which are built using local materials and steeply sloped roofs to create affordable, open structures. For his house, Schulz used salvaged materials, along with those sourced from within 10 miles of his new home.

   The finished tiny house is a 14-by-16-foot home, which coexists perfectly with its woodland surroundings. It cost only $11,000 to build, which was mostly spent on concrete, shakes and insulation. Schulz, who teaches traditional wood kayak building for a living, completed the house in about a year and a half, working in his spare time.…”

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3 Responses to Teacher Builds Tiny House in the Forest

  1. Anonymous says:

    love it.

    I thnk he has done amazing job of situating it within the forest canopy. a quick look at the above picture "sort of takes my breath away", at how perfectly it fits.

  2. The other thing I like is that it shows what can be done. I think a lot of people decide building their own home is a dream out of reach. But if one is willing to work hard, save money by doing without unnecessary frills, do a lot of research and have a long term view not real popular in our society (we don't know from this when or how he acquired the land for instance), there is a very good chance dreams can become reality.

  3. Arka Roy says:

    Wonderful post.Keep up the good work. I love the pics!

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