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Hang Nga "Crazy House" is a Creepy Fairy Tale Treehouse in Vietnam

by , 07/09/10
filed under: Architecture, Treehouses

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We’ve seen some cool treehouses here at Inhabitat, but never as zany as this creepy hotel in Dalat, Vietnam. Unlike regular treehouses, which sit upon the branches of trees, the Hang Nga Guesthouse (a.k.a. “Crazy House”) actually is a tree (although some of it is concrete and other materials). Named for the architect who built it, Hang Viet Nga, the spooky hotel is known for its Alice in Wonderlandish, dark fairy tale mood and wildly organic twists and turns. Would you stay at this weird and wonderful treehouse retreat?


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Inside the Crazy House, visitors can follow guides up ladders, into nooks and crannies and through tunnels. The house is actually more like a gallery than a hotel with giant animals on display like a spider and a giraffe that you can have tea inside of. The Gaudi-esque treehouse also contains a number of theme rooms, a monkey cage, outdoor balconies and a sculpture garden for guests to enjoy. According to a number of travel sites, the architect herself is also often available on the scene to chat with about her wacky aesthetic.

While we wish that the interior of the house offered more sustainable design features – we couldn’t find evidence of any, but please correct us if we are wrong – we love the thought of being able to stay the night tucked away inside this enormous, though somewhat artificial, tree trunk. If you’re ever in Vietnam, be sure to stop by and see it for yourself!

Via TravelAdventures

Photos via Tom Ravencroft and TravelAdventures

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3 Comments

  1. kenbj_art October 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    good.

  2. kienviet July 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    she is a quite, talent architect in Vietnam.

  3. cheyenne July 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    We were there in 2002; much of the place was under construction still. I think we were the only ones who actually stayed there (Kangaroo room I think it was), though a few tourists came to wander through during the day. I got the impression that much of the construction incorporated or was inspired by found objects, and as far as we could tell (from what was still being constructed), the bulk of the thing was built of bricks/mortar, rebar, and concrete. It was fun to stay in; at night we had the place mostly to ourselves and we just wandered about with our cups of artichoke tea, exploring other rooms and passageways.

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