Walk through the woods near London, in the Forest of Dean or just outside Nantes, and you will see the strange shapes of handmade houses that emerge from the trees and soil.
Some are made using ancient techniques, some modern ones, and some of them are built with completely unique methods inspired by material constraints or the aspirations and imaginations of their creators. They are build using materials natural to the forest as well as those salvaged from dumping grounds.
These houses are made by individuals, couples or families as a place to live and to shelter from the elements. Their forms express freedom, individuality and practicality.
The Seasons have their own effect on these little houses. I photographed the cheerful house above in late spring. The image below shows the same house wearing a winter coat in January.
So what are these places like inside?
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