In 2007, we got an email from Yogan, a young carpenter in France. He said he’d started out with a Volkswagen van, worked alone, and was following in the footsteps of old carpenters, using “…noble wood.” He had a large Mercedes van that contained his portable tools, as well as a bed and kitchen for working away from his home territory. He’d seen our book Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter, and wanted us to see the treehouse he was living in. We featured Yogan in both Tiny Homes and Tiny Homes on the Move. Here’s a new creation from Yogan, a ship-shape elevated 450 sq. ft. tiny home located in France, with a deck shaped like the prow of a ship.
The cabin is made from oak, chestnut, douglas fir, cedar, and poplar. It is 12m (39 ft.) long and 3.5m (11 ft.) wide with a spacious curved roof inspired by the 16th century architect Philibert de l’Orme. The curved rafters add strength while creating extra interior space.
Yogan’s carpentry skills are shown in the elegant details of the woodwork.
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