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Carpenter Builds Woodland Love Nest For $4,000 in Just 6 Weeks!

by , 08/26/14



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Dave Herrle worked around the clock to complete his Westbrook woodland home and become self-sufficient. He knew he wanted to live in the forest since after realizing the “benefits of simplicity” while hiking along the Appalachian Trail. His fiancée shared this dream, so he committed himself to build this woodland home in only 6 weeks.

Related: Couple Leave Their Jobs to Build a Love Nest From Recycled Windows

The beautiful Wee House sits on a wooden platform that provides balcony space to take in the forests’ views and scents. It was built from savaged wood taken from an old barn, with doors and windows rescued from jobs Herrle worked on in the past. The whole project was completed for under $4,000, and it’s built with fine craftsmanship and plenty of love. Good luck to them!

+ Herrle Custom Carpentry

Photos by Sarah Grote Photography and Herrle Custom Carpentry

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3 Comments

  1. Bobi Moore Moreno September 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

    To me it looks like the front supports for this are the two trees in front of the porch! What is going to happen as the trees grow? How do you compensate for the growth in both height and girth?

  2. Charlie August 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    OK, how cool, but I\\\’m puzzled as to what is supporting this thing! I cannot see any posts or anything underneath. Surely, it\\\’s not the trees, right? Just sayin\\\’…

  3. drfranks August 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Salvaged!!

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