Wooden Trailer and Study by Karel Verstraeten

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Purchased for just €15, this former construction trailer was hauled into the clients’ garden by a neighboring farmer in Beerse, Belgium. Architect Karel Verstraeten then stripped and resurfaced the original design and converted it into a cozy space for study, relaxation, and (very) small parties. Now clad in naturally finished oak, the exterior embodies a rustic look in keeping with the surrounding farmland. The interior, while more sleek in plywood, is minimally decorated, featuring just a circular window and built-in shelving which can be used as a desk, window seat, or home bar.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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