Japanese-style House Built in Oregon Forest -- 13/01/2014

Posted by Judy Cholfe on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Under: Just So You Know

Japanese-style House Built in Oregon Forest -- 13/01/2014

BOAT BUILDER CONSTRUCTS HOUSE IN OREGON FOREST FOR $11,000.00

Well, hello……Happy Monday to you! Hope you had a fabulous weekend.
Right now, we’re in a heavy thaw, which in my mind, couldn’t happen quicker. Because there is ice everywhere, I was out with my ice chopper clearing the sewer drain and my front walk. The driveway, on the other hand, is a skating rink. I’m hoping the warmer temperatures will deal with that…….

I’m writing today, about a boat builder and the fabulous house he built……

"I’ve never met Brian Schulz, but he’s now my hero. He had an idea to build a Japanese Forest House in the middle of an Oregon forest… and after 1 1/2 years and $11,000, he completed it.

What’s even better about this home in the woods, it was mostly built from natural, locally sourced materials. In other words, this place was mostly funded by his hard work and innovation – something truly inspiring. Take a look at Schulz’s home and his journey along the way below.


Inspired by Japanese architecture, this is the finished home in the woods of Cape Falcon, Oregon.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

As mentioned above, the truly inspiring part about this house is that nearly everything you see was locally sourced.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

Schulz said, “it is undeniable that the pursuit of local materials connects more deeply to your landscapes.”

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Cape Falcon Kayak

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Cape Falcon Kayak

“The simple act of searching adds richness to our lives,’ he added.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

The entire idea started when he went to a recycling center and found a brass sink.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

He started fantasizing about building an entire house around it.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

So… he did.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

He set out to salvage all of the necessary materials.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

It’s incredible that so much of what you see in this house was pulled from his local surroundings.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

Schulz says, “With deep enough pockets a person might be able to duplicate such a structure by writing a large check to a talented builder, but that would risk missing the point entirely.”

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Cape Falcon Kayak

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Cape Falcon Kayak

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Cape Falcon Kayak

He also did quite a bit of traveling to find all the right resources. He conveyed that this was one of the best parts of the process.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

“You meet people, you discover new places, you have adventures, you learn things, AND, you come home with beams, windows, doors, and shingles.”

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Cape Falcon Kayak

No home would be complete without an outhouse.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

A (mostly) natural outhouse.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

This is Brian with a kayak that he built. He clearly has an unbelievable talent.

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Cape Falcon Kayak

Schulz stated that the $11,000 cash mostly went to concrete, insulation and shakes. After all, it’s tough to build a home this awesome completely from your surroundings. All in all, he did a fantastic job that should inspire the creativity in all of us. As much as I love the house, his experience building it is absolutely priceless.”

Source: Cape Falcon Kayak


Truly amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it……

Have a great week……Until next time…….Judy

Contact me if you would like to book an appointment, or have questions you need answered at (705) 727-6282 OR jcredesigns@gmail.com

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 jcredesigns@gmail.com Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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