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The Wee House, by Herrle Custom Carpentry and Harvest Building Company
Dave Herrle of Herrle Custom Carpentry  and Adam Pipkin, owner of Harvest Building Company, worked on the crew that built my barn (if you missed the barn list, click here). Dave enlisted Adam’s help in building this little house for his fiancee, artist Kim Petersen. On a footprint of 11 x 14 square feet, the snug cottage has every necessity. A straightforward albeit, tiny kitchen, a cozy curl-up couch, plenty of bookshelves tucked into every corner and a sturdy ladder leading up to the sleeping loft. The composting toilet keeps things green and a deck overlooking a pond keeps it airy. The few furnishings were hand made by Dave, whose passion is crafting furniture, and the landscapes that dot the walls are his fiance, Kim Petersen’s work. There’s even room for her easel and paints, allowing her to set to it when the landscape beckons and the mood strikes. The house was built modestly, using mainly salvaged materials, and the guys are itching to build more Wee Houses. In the meantime, they’re happy to take on any project, no matter the size, and I can vouch for their work, ingenuity and craftsmanship. See more of the Wee House, here (Herrie Custom Carpentry) and find Adam atHarvest Building Company.
Kim Petersen Art photo
Kim Petersen’s local landscapes are encased in rustic, salvaged frames hewn by Dave. The charming work’s scale suit the Wee House (or any house for that matter) and are so reasonably priced. They range from $150 to $400, handmade frame included! Kim has just hung a show at Ashlawn Farm Coffeein Old Saybrook. Stop by to see the work and meet Kim at the opening reception on March 9th from 2 – 3:30.
KimberlyPetersenArt on facebook
Did you miss last week’s list about Decorating Secrets? (It’s a good one!). Find it here.
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