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Treehouse meets tiny home in Vietnamese forest

Treehouse meets tiny home in V...
Forest House 02 is surrounded by vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi) outside of Hanoi, Vietnam
Forest House 02 is surrounded by vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi) outside of Hanoi, Vietnam
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The gorgeous Forest House 02 sits on two steel pillars
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The gorgeous Forest House 02 sits on two steel pillars
The Forest House 02 rests above the lush forest landscape
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The Forest House 02 rests above the lush forest landscape
Forest House 02 is a tiny house that resembles a treehouse
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Forest House 02 is a tiny house that resembles a treehouse
Vietnamese architect Chu Van Dong from D12 Design studio has completed his second edition tiny Forest House
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Vietnamese architect Chu Van Dong from D12 Design studio has completed his second edition tiny Forest House
Side view of the tiny house from the lush landscape
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Side view of the tiny house from the lush landscape
Looking into the lounge of the Foest House 02, which sits amid the trees
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Looking into the lounge of the Foest House 02, which sits amid the trees
Inspired by treehouses, the home has a stunning living room that sits high in the tree tops
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Inspired by treehouses, the home has a stunning living room that sits high in the tree tops
Lush views from the Forest House 02 master bedroom
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Lush views from the Forest House 02 master bedroom
The home boasts a simple design, featuring large floor-to-ceiling glass panels
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The home boasts a simple design, featuring large floor-to-ceiling glass panels
Forest House 02 feaures a simple wall kitchen with marble benchtop and splashback
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Forest House 02 feaures a simple wall kitchen with marble benchtop and splashback
Inspired by treehouses, the home features a fun exterior net terrace that takes advantage of the height of the front of the home
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Inspired by treehouses, the home features a fun exterior net terrace that takes advantage of the height of the front of the home
View across the Forest House 02 from the master bedroom
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View across the Forest House 02 from the master bedroom
The 45sqm (484.4 sq ft) Forest House 02 is built in an L-shape to capitalize on the home's natural surroundings
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The 45sqm (484.4 sq ft) Forest House 02 is built in an L-shape to capitalize on the home's natural surroundings
Inspired by treehouses, the home also features a fun exterior net terrace that adjoins both the living area and the master bedroom
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Inspired by treehouses, the home also features a fun exterior net terrace that adjoins both the living area and the master bedroom
Forest House 02's L-shape design gives the impression of more space
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Forest House 02's L-shape design gives the impression of more space
Forest House 02 is surrounded by vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi) outside of Hanoi, Vietnam
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Forest House 02 is surrounded by vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi) outside of Hanoi, Vietnam
Forest House 02 boasts a stunning bathroom complete with special finshing touches
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Forest House 02 boasts a stunning bathroom complete with special finshing touches
The bathroom features a free-standing bath and beautiful stone walls
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The bathroom features a free-standing bath and beautiful stone walls
The gorgeous Forest House 02 bathroom with stone walls and natural light
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The gorgeous Forest House 02 bathroom with stone walls and natural light
Forest House 02 is surrounded by vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi) outside of Hanoi, Vietnam
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Forest House 02 is surrounded by vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi) outside of Hanoi, Vietnam
The 45sqm (484.4 sq ft) Forest House 02 rests on two stilts and is built in an L-shape
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The 45sqm (484.4 sq ft) Forest House 02 rests on two stilts and is built in an L-shape
 The net sits high above the ground like a bird's nest, wrapping around a pre-existing tree
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 The net sits high above the ground like a bird's nest, wrapping around a pre-existing tree
We are unsure if the net is actually safe to use but it sure looks great
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We are unsure if the net is actually safe to use but it sure looks great
The home features warm interior timber cladding on the walls and ceiling and  polished wooden floors throughout
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The home features warm interior timber cladding on the walls and ceiling and  polished wooden floors throughout
Designed to accommodate two to four guests, the home boasts a simple design to maximize the surrounding views and tranquility
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Designed to accommodate two to four guests, the home boasts a simple design to maximize the surrounding views and tranquility
A double glass sliding door connects the kitchen area to the outdoor landscape which leads to an outdoor tub
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A double glass sliding door connects the kitchen area to the outdoor landscape which leads to an outdoor tub
An outdoor tub located amid the lush forest setting next to the home
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An outdoor tub located amid the lush forest setting next to the home
View of Forest House 02 from the exterior at dusk
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View of Forest House 02 from the exterior at dusk
Constructed using local pine wood, the timber home is built with a steel frame core, lightweight concrete and clay stone
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Constructed using local pine wood, the timber home is built with a steel frame core, lightweight concrete and clay stone
Cross section designs of Forest House 02
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Cross section designs of Forest House 02
Forest House 02 floor plans by D12 Design
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Forest House 02 floor plans by D12 Design
Forest House site plans by D12 Design
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Forest House site plans by D12 Design
Forest House 02 plans by D12 Design
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Forest House 02 plans by D12 Design
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Vietnamesearchitect Chu Van Dong from D12 Design studio has completed hissecond edition of the tiny Forest House, which we brought to youearlier this year. Dubbed Forest House 02, the additional tinydwelling sits up-hill from the original tiny home and is surroundedby vast forest landscape in the Sóc Sơn District, 30.6 km (19 mi)outside of Hanoi, Vietnam.

The45 sq m (484.4 sq ft) Forest House 02 restson two stilts and is built in an L-shapeto capitalize on the home's naturalsurroundings, while also giving the impression of more space.Constructedusing local pine wood, the timber home is built with a steel framecore, lightweight concrete and clay stone.

The gorgeous Forest House 02 sits on two steel pillars
The gorgeous Forest House 02 sits on two steel pillars

Indesigning and constructingthe dwelling, ChuVan Dong paid attention to the overall load of the structure, inorder to have as little impact on the land as possible. The positionof both homes also took into consideration the pre-existingtrees on the site in an effort to notdisturb the habitat byretaining and incorporatingtheminto the architecturallayoutof the homes.

Designedto accommodate two to four guests, the home boastsa simple design,featuringlarge floor-to-ceiling glass panels; warm interior timber cladding onthe walls and ceiling; polished wooden floors; simple wall kitchen with marble benchtops and splashback;large open lounge with double sofa bed; a separate master bedroom;stunning bathroom complete with free-standing bath and beautifulstone walls. Adouble glass sliding door connects the kitchen area to the outdoorlandscape which leads to an outdoor tub located amid the lushforest setting.

Inspired by treehouses, the home has a stunning living room that sits high in the tree tops
Inspired by treehouses, the home has a stunning living room that sits high in the tree tops

Inspiredby treehouses, thehome also features a fun exterior net terrace that takesadvantage of the height of the front of the home and adjoinsboth the living area and the master bedroom. The net sits high abovethe ground like a bird's nest, wrapping around a pre-existing tree. We are unsure if the net is actually safe to use but it sure looks great.

Inspired by treehouses, the home also features a fun exterior net terrace that adjoins both the living area and the master bedroom
Inspired by treehouses, the home also features a fun exterior net terrace that adjoins both the living area and the master bedroom

"Designedas a small wooden box lying on the sloping hill, each house has asolid structure," says ChuVan Dong."The interior is arranged reasonably, compact and full offacilities, including glass windows throughout the home, which lookstraight out over the woods. It's extremely poetic."

CostingUS$21,558tocomplete,the Forest Home 02is a great example for tiny living possibilities and with a fewadditions, such as solar roof panels and anexternalwater tank, this home could easily be transformed into anoff-gridtiny residence.

D12 Design via Archdaily

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Nik
Looks like a fun weekend retreat.