(This is the sixth of our 6 honorable mentions, which go to submissions that did not make the finals. They are awarded purely at the judge's discretion. Each honorable mention receives a special gift from DWR.)
From Seth Herzog:
I want to give a shout out to BT's One Room Log Cabin/Apartment for several reasons. First of all, he built this house!! And its in the middle of the North Carolina hills!!
He and his lady are not in some trapezoidal former filing room in Midtown Manhattan that he's been straddled with because the post-boom Internet site he works for only pays $250 a week. He lives in a small, well appointed space, by CHOICE...."
Which not only helps justify everyone else's lifestyle, but says a lot about his values. Economical, environmental, and I not grabbing space just for space's sake and because you can.
Also, I like his appointment choices. He was one of the only entries who didn't pay $700 for some seemly sleek, oddly cut piece of wood on some 'interestingly' made legs. Instead he had pieces, made by the man himself, that had real character, which he details in his well-written rebuttal to the laundry list petty disses by all the design aficionados.
Yes, his pictures could have been clearer, but his intentions and his heart, couldn't have been more.