Kayak Instructor Builds Tiny Woodland Home for $11,000

by , 02/11/14

Brian Schulz, Japanese Forest House, tiny home, wooden shelter, woodland dwelling, Japanese inspired home, salvaged wood, Tiny Homes, Eco Travel, Recycled Materials, green Interiors,

Schulz’s tiny woodland cottage measures 14′ x 16′, and it was built entirely from materials gathered at a local recycling yard and savaged wood from the surrounding forest. The resourceful instructor also collected some floating timber while kayaking and harvested felled trees after a big storm.

Taking inspiration from traditional Japanese architecture, Schulz designed the minimal home with exposed joints, low wooden furniture, paper lanterns and Wabi Sabi aesthetics. He also plans to add shoji screens to the windows and plant bamboo around the cottage. Love it? You can rent it out on Airbnb!

+ Brian Schulz

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Photos by Brian Schulz

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  1. Juhasz Janos August 26, 2014 at 5:36 am

    The price couldnt be realistic I aggree. But the project is well done.

  2. lahope July 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Please no bamboo. Stick with native vegetation!

  3. roedenoe February 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    where\’s the bathroom?

  4. brain kelly February 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Can this be done in Madison Wisconsin? Matt,

  5. matthew burks February 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I wont one how can i make it happen? Matt,

  6. arn February 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Beautiful build… but as a builder I know the price is not at all realistic, even if 100% of the labor was free. The materials alone are in the range of $20K, and the labor cannot be considered free, due to the opportunity costs. So the cottage more likely falls into the 40K to 50 K range, excluding exterior septic, well, and electrical hook-up costs. Despite the cost issue, the place is fantastic.

  7. Anna Kaye Bradley February 9, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Yes please

  8. Natalie MCcullough February 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Fabulous !

  9. Carlie Milfort February 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    will you marry me?

  10. nannynonna February 8, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    LOVE THIS!! I would use it for a studio. He wasted nothing – no space, no materials. Where is the shower? Where is the loo?

  11. Diehardjm February 8, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Very Nice, Love The Stairs…..

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