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.
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!