Japanese Country Style - FAQ
Some questions we've received.
- I have for some years been contemplating the restoration of my
wife's uninhabited family farmhouse.
the current urgency (part of the roof has caved in), I would like to
get moving on the job as soon as possible. Could you lead me in the
right direction as far as a suitable starting point?
|The first thing you should do is to
contact and check with the local veteran master
carpenter (touryou) - the older ,the better normally. If the
colums and pillars of the minka are big and strong enouch
to last another century or so, save the minka. The minka must
have a potential durability, in which case it is well worth
saving and investing in the renovation work; otherwise it may
be a waste of money. (Unless it is a historically famous
farmhouse, in which case you should talk to the city office people
for preservation with public help.)
- Do you have any rescued minka that
need a place to be built?
|From time to time, we receive information about worthy
minka in need of sponsorship. Until we organise this
information on the website, please send us email. |
- How much does a minka cost to rebuild?
|The price is similar to other custom-designed and built house.
(We intend to post more details here in the future.))