Little House for a Little Boy

I’m working on the first prototype for a line of ‘Pocket Shelters.’ They’re small (under 200sqft) structures that merge green design and building with voluntary simplicity. I’ll be moving into it when it’s complete along with my partner and our 2 year old son.

I’m building the entire thing ‘virtually’ in 3D CAD to allow me to work out the construction details and have a very accurate idea of my materials and methods. Below is a snapshot of my working model.

Little House - Working Render

Forest Abstracts

I shot this series when I was out hiking and camping at a local spot up on the Blue Ridge Highway called Shining Rock. It’s pretty spectacular and your long hike out is rewarded by your encounter with an enormous white granite outcropping on the face of the mountain.

These images are an experiment in camera movement, low light, color and pattern. Click here or on the image to view the full gallery.

Forest Abstracts

A Boule

“A plain-sawn log which has been reassembled in the original log form, but with spacers between adjacent slabs.”

These two logs are soft maple, from the same tree. Cut and milled locally. It will need to air dry for at least a year before it’s ready to be used.

A Boule

The Shop

This is the birdseye view I get of the woodshop from the office mezzanine. We have five huge south facing windows that brighten up the shop rain or shine. The shop is so amazing in so many ways, it takes me aback sometimes. I’m definitely fortunate to have manifest such an ideal space for making.

The Shop