A craftsman’s fairy tale cottages built with reclaimed materials

July 5 |

I usually eschew the word "whimsical." But if I take reclaimed wood, mix it with a craftsman from Minnesota, and get The Rustic Way, a small company specializing in these tiny whimsical cottages, saunas, and playhouses — it's just the right word.

I'd love to see a wave of whimsy overtake architecture for a while. If you need more fancy tiny houses, see more on rusticway.com.

Via Tiny House Blog.

  1. !!!

    How awesome would it have been to have had a playhouse that looked like that!

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  2. Oh, I love these! They're sort of Shel Silverstein-esque, somehow. How fantastic would it be to have one of these saunas? (Also an OBH story on homes with saunas would be awesome.)

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  3. I used to dream of having a teepee in my backyard, now i want one of these instead!

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  4. I totally dream of having a shed to house a workspace (and the land on which to build it). I would want more a combo writing/art studio. My husband and I actually discuss this fantasy fairly often. Someday…

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  5. I like my kids take on it. It looks like a haunted garden gnome house but, in the best way possible.

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  6. I love it but I wonder how you frame something like that? any ideas?

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  7. How do you get the shape of the roof to bend in that shape?

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  8. Great cottage houses. Really cool and awesome structures with perfect designs! loved it all.

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