Woman transformed a 110-year-old dead tree into a free neighborhood library

Rebelander Basilan
Jan 11, 2019
02:02 A.M.
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Artist Sharalee Armitage Howard turned the 110-year-old dead tree into a free little library for the neighborhood, and it looks incredible.

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Howard, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, found the perfect way to keep the massive stump of a 110-year-old cottonwood tree.

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This gem garnered a lot of attention. Several local news outlets even picked the story behind it.

THE COZIEST LITTLE LIBRARY

Though she's mindful that keeping it was unsafe, she would not like to lose it either. 

Howard then decided to transform the tree into the coziest and most appealing little library.

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Now everybody can read a decent book inside the huge tree that was a symbol of the neighborhood.

In an interview with KREM, Howard explained that her family initially thought of removing the greater part of the tree after branches started to fall precariously on vehicles and the walkway below.

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Howard once created a little free library for an unrelated project, so she felt inspired to make one inside the stump that remained from the tree.

The stump was carved out from the inside. Then, Howard topped it with a roof and installed with a cozy interior and exterior lighting.

The converted tree is currently called “Little Free (Tree) Library." It offers some of the most well-known books. 

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BECOMING VERY POPULAR

This gem garnered a lot of attention. Several local news outlets even picked the story behind it.

Howard is now a member of the Little Free Library organization that sets little libraries in each corner of the nation. 

“A Little Free Library is a ‘take a book, return a book’ free book exchange," according to the organization’s website. "They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.”

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THE REPURPOSED SILO

Another masterpiece that caught the attention of many people was the old grain silo in Lake City, Florida. The silo was converted into a beautiful tiny home.

The property, just 454 square feet, highlights one bedroom and one bathroom. It sits on 25 acres of riding trails and excellent landscape.

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