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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