While there are a lot of reasons to think about moving into a tiny house, perhaps one of the more compelling is the chance to get back in touch with nature. Big houses separate us from our environments. They enclose us, cutting us off from the earth. Tiny houses on the other hand are built to invite the world in through design which puts emphasis on the great outdoors.
One house that does that through big windows and bigger views is this one from architect Chu Văn Đông.
Located in northern Vietnam, the house is surrounded by beautiful forest.
The minimalist design includes a front wall which is made entirely out of glass.
Raised up on stilts, the house offers an amazing view for its occupants.
One or two people can live comfortably inside. The minimalism of the dwelling extends beyond the architecture—it doesn’t have everything needed for modern living. But it does feature a wood-burning stove, a table, and a window bench which can serve as a bed.
The budget for the home was minimal as well in the hopes that other architects in northern Vietnam might follow suit.
As a temporary shelter or a vacation home, you could not ask for a more beautiful place to dwell.
Learn more about Chu Văn Đông’s beautiful forest home here.