Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz User

Peek Inside Japanese Artist’s Cedar Home, You Can Almost Smell The Wood.

The Yoshino Cedar House, located near Osaka, Japan, is a beautiful place to visit and maybe spend the night. It’s an AirBnb that was built by local craftsmen and carpenters. They used sustainable red cedar that came from the nearby mountains. The cedar planks offer a very relaxing environment to spend the night in.

The retreat was not only built by locals, but they also own it and run the daily operations. It was designed from collaborations between Airbnb designers, Samara and architects Go Hasegawa. The goal was to give the community something that would bring them another source for income.

The Yoshino Cedar House is a beautiful place to visit.

It's located near Osaka, Japan, and was built by local craftsmen and carpenters. They used sustainable red cedar that was harvested from the mountains nearby.

It's a community run retreat.

It was created from a collaboration between Airbnb designers, Samara and architects Go Hasegawa. They wanted to give the community something to run that would bring them another source for income.

The locals had a hand in the design.

Since they were going to be taking it over once it was built, the locals played a major part in the design of the building. They took part in the harvesting and cutting of the timber, the design and the construction.

It is owned and operated by the community.

It's meant to pay homage to the local tradition of the community. They hope it will also bring about new relationships amongst it's residents.

It's both modern and old school.

Someone close to the operation said that “Every detail of the structure inspires connection to the people of Yoshino and their underlying traditions.” It's truly a project with multiple meanings and hopes.

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