Korea's Cool Treehouse Village (PHOTOS)

Oct 27, 2010· 0 MIN READ
Salvatore Cardoni holds a political science degree from the George Washington University. He's written about all things environment since 2007.
And you thought the park in your town was cool. (Photo: raumlaborkorea)

The raised wooden lettering on its facade might read "This House is Your House," but a more appropriate slogan for Open House, the new vertical village in Anyang, Korea, might be: "For the Community, By the Community."

A bird's-eye view of Korea's "Open House." (Photo: raumlaborkorea)

The 20-room communal space—let's be honest, it's the coolest thing since Return of the Jedi's Ewok Village, but with a modern tech upgrade—was hand-assembled by more than 200 Anyang residents.

The community garden. (Photo: raumlaborkorea)

The space includes mini-rooms for a bicycle rental shop, a children's jeongja (play pavilion), a vegetable garden, and a tea room, reports Inhabitat, along with a real estate office, a kitchen, and an artist's studio.

The structure is presented as a "social sculpture," intended to grow and evolve as the years pass.

This is Open House's start. Only collaborative human ingenuity can set the limits of where this eco-friendly creative space heads next.