When it comes to using salvaged materials the possibilities are endless! There's no need to limit yourself to the traditional building materials, just look around and keep an open mind. The book nook, built by Nathan Nissen for the Iowa City Public Library, provides a perfect place for small children to curl up and read. The wooden structure is infilled with discarded children’s books. The roof is even shingled with books! Artist Deanne Wortman and her son, Eric Wortman added finishing touches to the tiny house including the fun, whimsical paint job.
For more pictures and information check out the Iowa City Public Library's Flickr page.