1 August 2013
In contact with nature, perhaps with no Internet or phone: it’s something you can do every now and then, especially in a fairytale house in the middle of a wood like this one. La Noisette, “The Hazelnut,” as the hut is called, is the second in a project that will eventually comprise four of them. Les Maisons Sylvestres is part of the Le Vent des Forêts art program (located at Fresnes-au-Mont, in Lorraine) and designed by Matali Crasset. La Noisette is built of wood (Douglas fir on the outside, beech and ash for the interior), straw and glass. Each unit is self-sufficient in water and energy and can house up to four people. If anyone wants to try it out, the price is very reasonable.