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Wonderful wood houses

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Wooden houses are a desirable shelter throughout the year. But as days become greyer, nights longer, and temperatures lower, wooden houses seem even more appealing. Associated with a holiday in the countryside, rural getaways or exotic honeymoons, all these houses have something in common: warmth. There are infinite styles for wood: some may be more sober and elegant, some more minimalist and Scandinavian, but wood always projects the ideas of cosiness and warmth. 

Today we want to show the five most amazing houses built with wood that we have found on homify.

Like a tree house for adults

In the small town of Stroud, Gloucestershire in England, we have climbed to the top of a hill to see this wooden house. The house stands on a wooden structure, opening up a lower space that can be used as a corral. The structure reminds us of a magical place, almost like a tree house for adults! This would be a perfect place to meditate or meet with friends for a walk in the country. From a technical perspective, this construction has been carried out with different types of wood, some rare, and incorporates local stone into its details.

In a wetland

 Houses by Forrester Architects
Forrester Architects

Pond House_Passive House (Passivhaus)

Forrester Architects

This lovely modern wooden house is located in the largest wetland in Great Britain. Surrounded by traditionalism, is located on the same plot as the former home of its inhabitants, a Georgian mansion. It is 110 square meters and contains a very full layout, including a kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, a bathroom and small service areas. An extensive garden completes the setting of this home, which benefits from natural resources easily accessible. It is organized into two distinct and separate structures that divide the layout into two functional parts: one the private sleeping areas, the other the public living spaces.

The home is constructed with simple but robust materials, such as Siberian larch wood.

The P&B House

Trooz is a Belgian municipality in the province of Leija. Its population is not very large, so if you ask some one from the area if they know the P & B House, the answer will most likely be yes. Lifted above the ground by a steel structure, this house floats over the landscape of green fields. Its composition is clearly contemporary: a compact facade, broken up by windows that provide views and let in the sun. Its roof makes it a nod to the typical architecture of the region and is designed to handle abundant rainfall.

All the luxuries

This tree house has all the luxuries that you could dream of for a spiritual retreat in nature. The bathtub alone looks like the perfect place to relax. Wood, leather and silk are the textures that make for a truly lavish home. Built as an escape from the busy would, these wooden walls will encourage you to slow down and hear the sounds of nature.

Japanese architecture

As you may know, we have a great weakness for Japanese architecture. There refined, simple and explosively elegant homes are wrapped in an exotic and inevitably inviting atmosphere, so, we cheated a bit. The last project included in this book of ideas is not exactly a wooden house, but the wooden details here have captured our hearts. Simplicity is the adjective that best defines this housing project, which, thanks to the combination of materials, has achieved such spectacular results.

 Houses by Casas inHAUS

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