This charming forest house on stilts allows two people to experience the beauty and simplicity of living in a remote mountain setting. Architect Chu Văn Đông designed the structure as a low-cost dwelling that is easy to build and that places focus on the surrounding environment, rather than on interior luxuries.

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The house is nestled in the lush wooded landscape of Northern Vietnam. As a simple, temporary residence, the Forest House offers a minimalist space that draws the eye toward the surrounding greenery. Large glass surfaces blur the line between the interior and the exterior and allow natural light to bathe the living area.

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The building can accommodate two people. Its interior is stripped down to the essentials and includes a wood-burning stove, a bed that doubles as a bay window bench, and a wooden table top that can be used for dining and work. The designer hopes that the project, which was built on a small budget, will inspire other temporary housing projects in the area.

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Via Plataforma Arquitectura

Photos by Handyman

Forest House, Chu Văn Đông, house on stilts, low-cost architecture, Vietnam, temporary house, natural light, bay window, small spaces, wood-burning stove

Forest House, Chu Văn Đông, house on stilts, low-cost architecture, Vietnam, temporary house, natural light, bay window, small spaces, wood-burning stove

Forest House, Chu Văn Đông, house on stilts, low-cost architecture, Vietnam, temporary house, natural light, bay window, small spaces, wood-burning stove

Forest House, Chu Văn Đông, house on stilts, low-cost architecture, Vietnam, temporary house, natural light, bay window, small spaces, wood-burning stove