10/02 Tiny house carved out of a single tree on a Canadian island

Artist Noel Wotten of Sitka Studio carved this tiny house from the stump of a single tree.

Artist Noel Wotten of Sitka Studio carved this tiny house from the stump of a single tree.

The trees are BIG on the islands of Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Island)- big enough that you could actually live in them. Artist, raconteur and fly fisherman Noel Wotten of Sitka Studio in the town of Tlell demonstrates this with this incredible space that he carved out of the stump of a single tree.

Noel says it took twenty-two years of work to carve out the interior of the stump and build the room, which is lined with photographs, humorous notes, photographs and tributes to some of the musicians who have played in the room, such as author Paul Quarrington. Evidently the room has fabulous acoustics; Quote from a poster inside: “It has been said that playing guitar in here is like playing guitar inside a guitar!

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Elaine Walker

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