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Monday, April 2, 2012

A treehouse hotel/Inn in Vietnam dubbed "The Crazy House"

" at the next intersection, take a right, and about 2 blocks down you'll see a house that looks like a gigantic dried booger- that's the one...." (or some weird, earthy, voodoo skull?)

 Built by Hang Nga, this "treehouse" (not really a treehouse at all, but dubbed so) is certainly unique, and you can stay there for as little as $20 a night if you happen to find yourself in Vietnam.... the rooms are themed from insects (swarms of ants (my grandmother would DIE...)) to others equally as bizarre (a honeymoon suite with stairs built from tubes of different lengths). This hotel (which gets more day time tourists than overnight guests) has become quite the popular photo spot in Da Nat, and was built while the local government turned their backs to the work in progress (Nga is the daughter of the ex-president of Vietnam, and was thereby given free reign to build, in what is otherwise a very strict, and traditionally communist, country)- Preferential treatment because of political ties!? Nahh.......that stuff never happens, right? What a funky place though, and one the locals have nicknamed "The Crazy House". Rightfully so.

Again though, I'm not certain why so many Asian ground houses bill themselves as "Treehouses"....

For all you treehouse fans- I have lots of new designs on the way- perhaps an upcoming build for someone as well- AND, there are many of 'em in my "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" book....which you can order in the link below....
   July 6,7,8,9  we're also hosting "Tiny House Summer Camp" at my place in Vermont- tours of tiny houses and cabins, building a small guest hut, visiting speakers, bonfire discussions and MORE! We're keeping it to a very small group, so if interested, email me at kidcedar at gmail dot com. Camping/lodging space is included, or you can stay at a nearby Tiny House Camp/Inn.

Derek "Deek" Diedricksen runs the blogs, and, Hosts "Tiny Yellow House" TV on youtube, and is author of the tiny house, fort, cabin, treehouse, and cottage design book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks" which you can check out by clicking HERE.

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