Always with 100% Reclaimed Lumber from Heritage Timber
"Small rooms or dwellings set the mind in the right path, large ones cause it to go astray."
-- Leonardo de Vinci
I don't think I am old yet, or done with growing. But my perspective has altered -- I am less hungry for the busyness of the body, more interested in the tricks of the mind. I am gaining, also, a new affection for wood that is useless, that has been tossed out, that merely exists, quietly, wherever it has ended up."
-- Mary Oliver, Building a House.
A few years ago we purchased one of Finn’s cabins for our farm near Missoula, MT. We were expanding our staff, and as we provide housing for our workers, we needed another living space. Finn custom designed and built a structure to meet our specific needs; he put a handsome arch-roofed cabin, w/skylight and built-in shelving, on wheels. Depending on our land use plans for the season, we can move the cabin appropriately around the property. We, and our staff, work long hours, typically at speed and often in challenging weather. We value rewarding that
relentless effort. Allowing someone to live in Finn’s cabin for a season is part of how we demonstrate our appreciation. The building has a rich warmth, a remarkable charm and the utility of a well-engineered tool. Living in Finn’s cabin for the summer is, for one fortunate person each year, an integral part of the experience of our farm.
-- Josh Slotnick, Missoula, MT
And Josh says:
"Charles Finn’s cabins spoke to our souls from the minute we first visited one. They answered our desire for a simpler life and a small, energy-efficient space that touched the land lightly, incorporated recycled materials, and honored our rural building traditions. His designs revealed a great sense of craftsmanship and matched our aesthetic sensibilities perfectly. The two micro-cabins he built for us have become our refuge and sanctum"
Rafael Chacon and Andy Laue, Moiese, Montana
Joyce, me. Andy and Gary in front of Hut 1.