American kayak architect Brian Schulz built the home from wood scraps, gathered in a manufactory, and wind-fallen trees during his kayak expedition. It took him one year and 11.000 dollars to build this Japanese-style house. Currently that is the most favorite place for tourists who want to rent a silent weekend haven for two.
The idea to create a Japanese Forest House occurred to Schulz when he found an amazing brass sink. He liked the golden, glossy and bright thing so much that he decided to build a home for it. And till he reached his apartment, the idea formed in his mind completely.
The building comprises the combination of all author’s favorite features: small size, nature materials and his love of Japanese architecture. Simple wood shapes Shulz explains by his affection to tea houses, which were based on the principle of farmers’ huts.
Oversized beams, exposed joints of trees, natural plaster and minimal finishing create the deep feeling of tranquility, author says. House accessories and textile were created and developed by designers with care and attention to details, even the handmade paper for Japanese lanterns was brought especially for this project.
This comfortable lodging urges to escape the city rush and experience a new world. Where charm of exposed natural finishing and simple materials unites with the forest murmur and calms your thoughts and feelings. It will perfectly meet the needs of creative people.
But those, who like comfortable and warm conditions, will hardly like the idea of living far from the civilization on a farm in a town of Nehalem in Oregon with wood stove and earth closet. However, the house is available for rent. A night in this ecological haven will cost app. 130 dollars.
We wonder what Brian Schulz would say about the Window House with the Mount Fuji view ? Minimal shapes, Japanese culture and the vicinity of the ocean would probably fascinate him.