There are a lot of gorgeous prefab tiny houses out there, but few capture the imagination quite like this one. The Hut on Stilts was designed and constructed by a recent architecture grad from Dorset named Nozomi Nakabayashi.
It looks like something from out of a storybook, or maybe a surrealist painting. The thin stilts make it seem like it is defying gravity. Meanwhile, there are old-fashioned influences here in an interplay with modern architectural embellishments, making the unusual structure appear both new and old.
The materials used in construction include locally sourced Western Red Cedar cladding and Douglas fir for the main structure. The insulation is cork.
The client who commissioned the Hut on Stilts is a writer who was looking for a place to feel inspired. It’s hard to imagine not feeling inspired looking out the window at that view!
Here is a photo which gives a good look at the layout. You can see that this is not a fulltime tiny house; there is no kitchen. There is however a bed, some floor space, and a wood-burning stove to stay warm.
When the bed is not in use, a cover can be folded over top of it.
The house really does look quite magical and mysterious from the outside.
Here is a photo of the building being assembled at the site.
What an awesome place to enjoy beautiful views of the forest! I am sure that the writer who owns the hut has found it to be an endless well of inspiration and delight. You can learn more about the Hut on Stilts at Nozomi Nakabayashi’s website. There you can also click on “Projects” in the menu to check out some of this talented designer’s other exciting work.