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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

When the Wee Folk Come and Stay:

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Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly is the designer behind The Rustic Way, a company that builds all kinds of tiny, adorable structures. Whether it’s guest houses, dog houses, bird or squirrel houses, garden sheds, saunas, playhouses, or even outhouses, they all look like they belong in the Shire. They’re almost surreal in their cuteness.

A fourth-generation woodworker, Pauly is proud to continue in the tradition of his family. His specialty is making creative use of reclaimed wood. Nearly every one of his projects is comprised of more than 50% reused materials, a practice that fits with his respect for trees and his concern for the planet.

“As I uncover an old barn or shed, I realize that it could be the same lumber that my great-grandfather used more than 100 years ago. Until you have dismantled an old barn, you can’t imagine the painstaking effort it took from Old-World craftsmen to erect it. They were each a work of art.This wood reflects our natural heritage, and has a much richer and more attractive patina and grain than modern wood.” –About The Rustic Way

Whatever his motivation, his buildings are so desirable, even his outhouses are beautiful. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the work of this very talented man.

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly (How adorable is that stove?)

Dan Pauly (How adorable is that stove?)

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly (This is how he transports his structures to their final locations. That must be fun to drive behind!)

Dan Pauly (This is how he transports his structures to their final locations. That must be fun to drive behind!)

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “When the Wee Folk Come and Stay:

  1. I want one

    especially the sauna.

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  2. I want one. If only my husband had carpentry skills.

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  3. Adorable, and yes, magical!

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  4. How quaintly charming and wonderful all those structures are. I am NOT showing this OBT post to my kids: they have been begging for a treehouse and this will only encourage them and give them lofty ambitions.

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  5. Donna, I just saw your blog for the 1st time. What a lovely idea to look for one beautiful thing each day and to share it with us! Thank you! Just love these houses. They really touch the heart and imagination.

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