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Wordsmith Charles Finn Builds Peaceful Microhomes from Reclaimed Materials

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 2, 2013 @ 10:32 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Tiny Homes | No Comments



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Finn’s first foray into micro home construction [7] was called the Potomac Cabin and featured a five foot loft, from which his cat 42 stared out into the landscape. He built a second just like it, which sold very quickly at a farmer’s market in Missoula, Tiny House Swoon reports. Now he builds them fairly regularly – each with its own style and material palette.

One customer, Lori, purchased a delightful little cabin with a wood-fired stove, a fairytale bedroom, and a perfectly-stocked kitchen. On his blog A room of one’s own [4], Finn posted a short story Lori penned about her special retreat.

“What I notice most since I began visiting 7 years ago is that I can no longer abide noise – white noise especially. Trains, traffic, tv, clanging pipes, forced air heaters, most electric gadgets, ticking clocks, dripping faucets, buzzing space heaters…my cabin has none of it. I have traded them all in for; a crackling fire on a cold Montana winter’s night, the creek outside the door, a caroling coyote chorus running about the valley, a multitude of birds, and occasionally my dog going ballistic at an errant mouse up in the ceiling.”

With prices ranging from $14,000 to $22,000 depending on the size, materials and complexity of design, Finn’s cabins boast a rustic touch [8] while still providing all of the necessities required by people who yearn for the simple life.

+ A Room of One’s Own [4]

Via Tiny House Swoon [9]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/wordsmith-charles-finn-builds-peaceful-microhomes-from-reclaimed-materials/charles-finn-02/?extend=1

[3] tiny homes: http://inhabitat.com/tag/tiny-house/

[4] Charles Finn: http://finncharles.wix.com/a-room-of-ones-own#!the_breads/c21kz

[5] High Desert Journal: http://highdesertjournal.com

[6] vardo wagon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vardo_(Romani_wagon)

[7] micro home construction: http://inhabitat.com/rustic-and-beautiful-backyard-micro-house-is-built-from-recycled-barnboard/

[8] rustic touch: http://inhabitat.com/tag/rustic-cabin/

[9] Tiny House Swoon: http://tinyhouseblog.com/stick-built/charles-finns-microhomes/

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