A Modern Take on Back-To-The-Land

A Modern Take on Back-To-The-Land

Cambria Bold
Apr 19, 2011

I'm the first to admit that while I love being in nature, I am not one to rough it. This stunning weekend retreat located two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo is "finely balanced between rustic camping and feeling like the Farnsworth House." It's a modern take on back-to-the-land: a shelter constructed from locally harvested larch wood and removable fiberplastic walls holds two yellow dome tents, which are the bedrooms.

And yes, there's also electricity, hot water, a kitchen, a clawfoot tub, and the Internet (essential for someone in my line of work). Totally idyllic.

See the full slideshow (with many more photos) at Dwell.

(Images: Dean Kaufman for Dwell)

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