His Form of Therapy Was to Build a Cabin…
Recovering from a mental breakdown, David Ayre turned to building a tiny house as a therapeutic way to relieve stress. He built his escape in the peaceful island of Gabriola, British Columbia. This 108sqft. cabin is 14.5′ high on one side and 9′ on the other. It stands on concrete piers and is framed with 16′ laminated beams. It is insulated with a vapor barrier and covered with 3’x19′ metal panels. The sloped roof allows for generous ceiling height for the interior, while the lofted area opens up with a wide 4-5′ window. It uses contrasting finishes for the exterior; a charred cedar siding for the lower part and rough cut shakes on the upper half. The total cost for all his materials was a mere $11,000. Take a look through these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
These are photos from a therapy project i worked on over the couple of years. Coming out of a bit of a mental breakdown i needed to do something creative outdoors, something with my hands in a beautiful place. The act of building a small cabin, a roof over my head, gave me the reassurance that through hard work, perseverance and a belief in myself, things were going to be ok.
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