Hut on Stilts, Nozomi Nakabayashi, Japanese architects, treehouse, wooden architecture, locally-sourced materials, cork, prefab housing, prefab, green architecture, tiny homes, micro house

The home was built using a mix of materials such cork, locally-sourced Western Red Cedar timber for cladding and reclaimed materials for the structure and glazing. Its interior houses a small wood-burning stove, a retractable bed and opens up onto a patio that provides beautiful views of the surroundings. Nakabayashi designed the house and, together with one other person, built the structure using only battery-powered tools.

Hut on Stilts, Nozomi Nakabayashi, Japanese architects, treehouse, wooden architecture, locally-sourced materials, cork, prefab housing, prefab, green architecture, tiny homes, micro house

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The soffit and small living area are made from plywood and polycarbonate, while the walls are insulated with cork. The small team used reclaimed telephone poles for the basis of the structure and locally-sourced western red cedar as the main building material.

+ Nozomi Nakabayashi