Dan Pauly is a truly talented builder with an imaginative style that’s all his own.
If you take one look at the guest cottages and cabins he has created, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another magical time and place. Each of his amazing creations feature asymmetrical roofs, winding chimneys and flower boxes under each front window.
Pauly uses reclaimed wood for all his projects, so each tiny home has an authentic and rustic feel. Four generations of his family have been in the woodworking trade, which began when they emigrated to the U.S. in the 1800s. Many of the barns his family built over 150 years ago are still standing in Minnesota.
“As I uncover an old barn or shed,” Pauly says, according to This Is Colossal. “I realize that it could be the same lumber that my great-grandfather used more than 100 years ago. I think that respect for the craftsmen and craftswomen of the past, and for the wood they used, make a difference in each new piece I create.”
Inside these adorable homes, even more salvaged wood is used for the walls and ceilings. Although they may be small, these houses have just enough space to be functional and cozy spots to spend the night.
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