The Woodman’s Cottage

I love different.

I love it when someone is able….through skill and hard work and imagination and TIME (it’s a slow way to build….you can’t just crank up the compressor and get out the nail guns and build a neighborhood of “tiny boxes” when you build like this) to build a home with such ART behind it.

Of course, I can see the beauty behind working in a way that allows you to FINISH a house quickly.

I understand how nice OSB board and laminate flooring and house wrap and vinyl clad windows and even…..vinyl siding….can be when you need to build quickly and you don’t have a lot of money (or time) to get too creative with.

There are materials that make sense if you just want to finish something and move in.

There are materials that don’t have much to do with “ART” and creative houses like this.

There are “fast tools” that let you do a bunch of familiar work quickly.

All of these materials are good…they just aren’t really “creative”.

I love air tools now that I have some. Air tools are great.

A hammer is great….but it’s fun to pop a million nails into something “lickety-split” with a nail gun

It just is a different sort of mindset that I can get into if I can do something fast….with these “fast tools”.

This guy is doing something different than that, though.

He built in a way that demanded consideration of materials and methods. It’s a slow way to build….but the end result is pretty beautiful.

To top it all off….flowers and sheep!

Talk about “staging”.

I do wonder how it would be to build a home like this in a place where inspectors were coming around throughout the building process to shoot down anything that didn’t look familiar to them?

Maybe we shoot for a “lowest common denominator” because people, in general, don’t have a lot of imagination….and the people who would be drawn to these “inspector” type of positions might have the least imagination of all?

Maybe that’s not fair to say?

I don’t really know.

It’s kind of silly to ponder how hard something might be if you expect to butt heads with….buttheads….before anything even happens.

This is a beautiful home….and a good-looking life.

Anything is possible if you don’t expect it to be impossible before you even get started.

Here’s the first videos about this fellow’s cottage…..

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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