I am Bastien Forestier. I live in Boussy Saint Antoine near Paris. One year ago, in the winter, I was driving across Normandy to go surfing. On my way I stumbled upon la Chappelle D’Allouville, a mystical wooden treehouse made by a monk in 1609. So I decided to build a shelter using this technique.
I began doing wood shingles and beams. First with axes, then I bought a shaking axe.
I used the trees around me. I know them all since my childhood. Now after a year i have a roof and walls. I am very sure to make more houses like this in the future, inspired by Tingely’s cyclops maybe.
I like that the people in the neighborhood call it La Chapelle (the chapel).
Note: These are actually shakes, rather than shingles. –LK