The Rustic Way
Erika Owen
August 05, 2015

The story behind The Rustic Way is centuries in the making. Dan Pauly may be the current carpenter behind these quaint guest houses, but his great-grandfather kicked off the family trade when he emigrated to Minnesota back in the 1800s. Since all of Pauly's projects are made using reclaimed wood from the area, there's a good chance that some of the material he's using is the very same stuff his grandfathers also utilized way back when.

The slighty topsy-turvy structures look like characters straight from a fairy tale, but in reality can serve a multitude of functions: sheds, outhouses, saunas, guest houses. Just think of the dreamy scene a couple of these cabins would make come time for a winter getaway.

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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