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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.

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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!

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Photos by Sarah Grote Photography and Herrle Custom Carpentry