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A Herdwick for the house that Scott built

You know how much we love to hear the stories behind your fabulous fleece purchases and this has to be one of our favourites. Lovely customer Laura Premack recently bought an Extra Large Herdwick Sheepskin from us as a housewarming gift for her good friend Scott who lives in America.

But it's not any ordinary house... it's a timber-framed house that Scott built himself on top of a little mountain in Lovell, Maine. Laura sent us some fantastic behind-the-scened pictures of her friend's house build in progress...

These first images are of a very snowy building site in the early days, and the felling of nearby trees to use for the house frame.

Below is the impressive timber frame that forms the core structure of the house, as it's being constructed.

As the interior fit out progresses inside, even more of the local timber is put to good use in creating the central staircase and the tree-like structures that support the first floor ceiling.

We also love this central brick fireplace that forms a focal point for the ground floor living space. Must need to generate some serious heat to keep warm when it's the middle of winter here!

Of course, no house-build-in-progress photo story is complete without revealing the finished result of all that hard work. And here it is..... what the finished house looks like from the outside!!

Wow - what an epic project and an amazing achievement! We truly hope our Herdwick rug has a long and happy life in Scott's incredible self-built house. Thanks for sharing his house-building journey with us, Laura.

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