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Dream house: This hillside cottage in Vietnam will make you jealous

By Ban Mai   May 24, 2017 | 01:31 pm GMT+7

Palm leaves and bamboo poles allow it to blend into the verdant surrounding in the northern province of Hoa Binh.

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The design is inspired by the stilt houses of the Muong people in Hoa Binh. It is built with materials abundant in the area – boulders, bamboo poles and palm leaves.

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There’s a fish pond in the front yard.

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The ground floor of 70 square meters uses bamboo shades instead of walls. The kitchen and the living room are both on this floor.

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The second floor of 50 square meters has glass walls. Palm leaves as the roof keep the house cool even during the hottest summer days.

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The bathroom

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The front and back of the hillside house.

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Water comes from a well.

Photos by Le Duc Anh - Vu Ngoc Ha