Most people looking at a tiny house built by Brad and Nancy Zachow of Wyndmere, North Dakota, see dark wooden siding, a metal roof and general quirkiness that makes it both cute and welcoming.
Nancy sees her heritage in every board since the majority of building materials was reclaimed from the Peplinski farm in rural Lidgerwood, North Dakota.
“I look at the floor and I see the barn. I look at the siding and I see the granary” and other buildings that made up the farm owned by her step-father, Laverne Peplinski, a man she calls dad while her biological father is daddy.
This tiny house that took about one year to craft from trailer to building is more than just a construction story. This tiny house is helping to preserve the heritage of the Peplinski farm, which is being sold. New 2-by-4s and plywood went into structural elements, Brad said, but beyond that the wood came directly from the buildings on the farm, the only pieces left for Laverne and his family.