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Japanese Mountain Retreat by General Design Co.

  • This platform living space, neither a home nor a campsite, is a backpackers lean to penthouse. Fully stocked with all the gadgets any mountain man could fathom, this crib is like a candy store of selections with wall after wall of trinkets and survival this and thats.  Year round dome North Face sleeping quarters provide minimal shelter.   Removable panels in the kitchen allow a true open floor concept with living arrangements extending to the crisp forest air on the deck.  Creative concepts like the rock wall option to the second level or the galvanized tubs as sink basins continue the outdoors man theme throughout.  However, they have not skimped on the hints of unmistakable luxury, for example a relaxing claw foot soaking bath, high end designer decor items, and oh that breathtaking view.

  • A weekend retreat designed by Shin Ohori of General Design Co. for Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi, Research employees and adventure enthusiasts.  It is nestled in the hills of Kawakami, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo.  The foundation is outlined in stone erosion walls, highly defined by the continuous deck encompassing the entire property.  Fully run on solar energy, this rustic living stays comfortable with electricity and running water.  It holds a self sufficient ora with wood burning stove and many extreme case Research products.

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    Allison ABOUT ALLISON PARKER - Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.
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