Download press release & pictures of the Cheryl Cabin project:
The Cheryl cabin
Location: Czech Republic, south of Prague
Construction time: 28 days
Number of builders: 1
Design: Joshua Woodsman- architect
In the beginning, I dreamed designing small living spaces, which could be built by anyone anywhere. This led to the creation of the project Pin-Up Houses. All Pin-Up Houses are of a unique design and are very functional, using smart principles . The plans for the construction are so easy to follow that anyone can build them. To prove this, I decided to do it myself, DIY-style, without any outside help.
I eventually found a plot on a large meadow where the house would fit nicely . There I first built a tall scaffold and set a GO –PRO camera on top to document my endeavor. During the course of the construction the camera shot one frame every minute: creating a time-lapse video. I built the house in one month resulting in around 60,000 photos, perfect for demonstrating its step-by-step construction.
The house is built in a traditional way, using 2x4s. The floor base is insulated and the roof is made of OSB boards and corrugated iron. A classic wood-buring stove is an ideal heating solution . At the back of the cabin is a covered place for storing wood. An interesting feature of the building is the small terrace. It is a wonderful place to relax . The multifunctional furniture can be placed almost anywhere, and with pegs even on the wall. Designed box-stools also provide storage space, saving a lot of room. They even double as kitchen shelves and counter space. Several times a month I go there to take a break from the city. My friends like the cabin too, so it is quite frequently used for more social events as well.
Last but not least, I hired three pin-up models, as well as a voice actor, to put together a professional short video promoting the house, it´s plans and ultimately the entire Pin-Up House project which can be viewed on the website. Of course, I couldn’t have shot this clip without the help and support of many of my friends.