This is where it all started.
Believe it or not the inspiration for the idea for Tiny Timber came from the construction of a glamping project!
For those who are unfamiliar with the term "glamping," it's a mash up word combining the words glamorous and camping. Glamping structures are usually large tent structures or one room cabins that have luxurious interiors. I like to think of it as the childhood dream of the perfect fort away from home. Glamping has become a bit of a fad as of late, catering to those interested in the feel and experience of camping but aren't particularly fond of worrying about rainwater getting on top of the tent ground cloth, getting woken up from the heat of the sun at 6:30am, or continually battling bugs. If you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend it.
This glamp site, which we call the Hilltop Suite, is one of the lodgings offered at the Stone Quarry House. It features three post and beam structures, the largest of which is the living cabin. There is also a sleeping cottage along with a separate bathhouse.
Buzz liked the project because it showcased the natural, raw building materials. Pretty much any surface, floor, ceiling, or wall, is exposed stone or wood. Even the roof shingles are made of stone! When you don't have to deal with plumbing, insulation, and intricate wiring, you can leave the skeleton of the house bare, exposing the natural beauty of the wood frame.
The design is simple. Posts are erected. Beams and and cross supports are placed on top of the beams to support the roof. Then wooden slats, windows, and doors are used to fill in the rest. This design became the basis of the Tiny Timber. Why not take the cozy, holistic feel of a glamping cabin and turn it into a fully functional, livable home?