Half-Tree House by Jacobschang Architecture is a small forest house located on a privately-owned forest in Sullivan County, NY. The 360 square feet structure is sited on a steep area of the property and has no piped water and no electricity. The house is built using engineering wood beams for perimeter framing and standard lumber for intermediate framing.
There are three 8 ft x 8 ft steel-tube pivot doors on three side of the house. The exterior and interior boards were milled and kiln-dried from the Eastern Pines. The exterior boards are treated using traditional Scandinavian pine-tar and the interior walls and ceiling are painted. The floor is protected with a clear matte sealant.
A highly-efficient Jotul wood stove provides heating and a portable generator supplies the electric power when needed.
PROJECT TEAM: Mike Jacobs, Biayna Bogosian, Forrest Jessee, Leopold Lambert. Model: Luis Gutierrez, Photography: Noah Kalina