These Whimsical Huts Serve An Important Purpose
These serene hideaways are more than just a mountaintop escape.
Set atop a Japanese mountain ridge, these little connected huts look as if they could be home to a fairy-tale hero. The truth is there are already some real-life heroes living and working away beneath these quaint little peaks.
“Jikka,” as the complex is named, was designed for two 60-year-old women looking to serve their community. The five interconnected huts feature a large kitchen which allows them to cook for their meal delivery service. Additionally, the home features a room large enough to open up as a cafe each afternoon.
The social worker and cook who run Jikka have also reserved one of the huts as a guest room for any elderly or disabled person who may need care. The wheelchair accessibility feature of a remarkable bath adds to its beauty.
The structure was designed by Japanese architect Issei Suma and rests in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. “[It’s] something as unembellished as a primitive hut and something as holy as a chapel,” Suma told The Huffington Post. A perfect reflection of the work that goes on there.
Jikka’s style and design is as unique as its purpose.
Two of the peaks feature beautiful skylights.
The Japanese forest cabin from above. Image from: http://www.boredpanda.com/retired-ladies-live-their-dreamlife-in-the-woods/?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=androidapp #cosy #forest #home #cosyhome #foresthome #tent #light #Japan #jikka #IsseiSuma #beautiful #dreamhome #design #retirement #Shizuoka #thefuturefarm
And the structure’s vaulted ceilings create an incredible sense of space.
Here is the stunning wheelchair-accessible bathtub.
And this time filled with water. Doesn’t it look like the picture of serenity?
Children and adults alike are captivated by the magical appearance of this hideaway.
This cluster of #teepee shaped huts huddled in the Japanese countryside may look like a whimsical play space for children, but Tokyo architect #IsseiSuma designed the buildings to cater for 2 elderly Ladies, their Caretaker and Cook. The five timber clad structures named #JIKKA stand out as an unexpected fairytale-like oasis in the mountains. ? @amisuma