Open Walls


Leave one side of a wall open, close the other side with simple boards, and build shelves in the wall itself. It’s a really frugal thing to do, because that space would otherwise be wasted. But the big story is the fact that it makes the house more durable by opening up wall cavities to let them breathe, rather than keeping them dark, closed, and filled with mold and mildew like they often are in conventional construction. This house was one of the first places Eric tried this idea.

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