In June, 2003 I finally got around to building the tatami room that I had been planning in my imagination for a year or so. In this view we're looking at it from the northeast. To the right is the north wall and to the left is the east wall. I wanted to build a free-standing house on stilts but the reality of living in Montana demanded that, in order to do so, I would have to put up with trudging through snow or slush to get into it and in so doing tracking snow and mud into the room. So, the compromise was that I would build it onto the back of my garage.

Mick McClary P.O. Box 6245, Great Falls, Montana 59406