With winter’s icy fingers starting to prick us here in Asheville, the Nauhaus team prioritized protecting our water supply by building a well house. To the rescue came Andy McFate, a local craftsman whose fine work can be found here. It took a total of 3.5 days of hard and, at times, muddy, work, but the house finally rose. Check out the pix to see its evolution.
First, begin by deconstructing hill – made easier or more difficult, depending on your perspective, by the torrential rains the prior day.
Next up: The foundation. This well house was built for the long term. This aint no fake rock cover.
Step Three: Frame It.
Finally, finish it off with a roof, insulation on the inside and, just as importantly, cedar shakes covered with Rainforest eco-friendly sealer to match the Nauhaus. Awesome job, Andy!