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Repost: When the Wee Folk Come and Stay

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Dan Pauly

Dan Pauly

12/1/15: 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.

You can follow The Rustic Way on Instagram.

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!

11 thoughts on “Repost: When the Wee Folk Come and Stay

  1. 15 years ago I wanted my tiny home to be on wheels but today, I am happy to stay in my double wide mfg. home With that said I think today’s post is outstanding. Hal

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  2. These are too fabulous

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  3. Can you imagine driving behind this?! Someone else would have to take the wheel, because I’d be the photography fool! These are so cute! Remember that song about, “…and they all lived together in a crooked little house.” That’s what these remind me of.

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  4. Oh how fun this would be to have one in my backyard…or out by the pond.

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  5. A strange question that probably only my mind would ask. Could you have one floating? Not sure how you would anchor it because it will need to go up and down etc. Sort of like a House Boat, which they do have and I have seen them anchored for a period of time on the Mississippi river. . Hal

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