Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-Dad's Stock inside The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-Handmade (by Dad!) stone fireplace inside the Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The pub inside The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-One of many sheepskins inside The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The witch who lives in the Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-Cooking over the fireplace at The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The Fireplace blazing on the porch of The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-Grandfather and pals enjoying the porch of The Hooting Owl Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-Handmade Fireplace Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The bar inside Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The stockpile! Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-View from upstairs Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-More of the bar Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-Upstairs Photo of The Hooting Owl, entry to Shed of the year-The wizard's chair on the porch
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The Hooting Owl

  • Sheddie:

    Derek McCarthy
  • First entered:

  • More than £500

Features

All of the materials used to build this were shipped to Ireland all the way from the Tatra mountains at the heart of Zakopane in Poland.

I was taken aback by the simplicity and craft of cabins like this in the heart of Zakopane and ever since it has been my wish to build one at home in Ireland.

It has housed many a card game, party and evening of serene contemplation.

Other info

It was built with the help of my Polish friends who flew in especially with all of the materials to help me put it together.

I built the stone fireplace by hand with my son Mark and we chop wood from our surrounding trees to stock the cabin and fuel the fire within.

It has survived a fire and the worst storms Ireland has seen in the past decade - it's still standing!

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