We don’t burn much wood – just 3/4 cord a year to heat our home. The passive solar gain coupled with high thermal mass of our tiny cottage takes care of the rest of our heating needs.
Up until now we’ve just stacked the wood near the house and covered it with a sheet of plywood. This year we have done better. The wood shed is scrap. It didn’t cost anything and it is certainly nice to have a better place to store our tools and wood. It is big enough to hold three years worth of wood, all of our tools that have been around the cottage and sleeping space for a dog to laze away the days while keeping an eye on things.
The woodshed is not cockeyed despite how it looks in the photo above. Honest! The wide lens and funny angle made it look like a house that Jack built…
Highly Recycled Woodshed and Tiny Cottage
The post is from a tree that had fallen across the town road in a recent storm, the walls are pallets on the lower portion, the roof structure is a recycled wall segment from the old hay shed we tore down to make room for the butcher shop and the roofing tin came from that same shed tear down as well as a friends old swimming pool. Various scraps of plywood and studs make up the rest. Even the screws are recycled. Ironically, that hay shed had been torn down from somewhere else before it was moved here about 50 years ago.
Outdoors: 63°F/46°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/67°F
Daily Spark: Don’t just Recycle. Reuse, again and again.