Woodhouse Hotel is an Idyllic Getaway Among Hills of China’s Countryside

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This development in Guizhou, China, saw a hotel planted among the rural and argicultural landscape of the region. The project, dubbed Woodhouse Hotel, was completed in late 2018.



A local firm by the name of ZJJZ were responsible for the design and construction of the dwellings. While described as a hotel, it’s not one in the traditional sense.


Located in the remote village of Tuanjie, the Woodhouse Hotel is one of the first projects of a new government policy to help ameliorate rural poverty through the introduction of agricultural tourism. – ZJJZ


The “hotel” is actually composed of a scattering of individual buildings. The majority of the serve as cabins for visitors, while the a few others are dedicated to communal areas and facilities.


The design of the wood houses aims to harmonize with the landscape and the rustic atmosphere while forming a contrast to the existing village buildings. – ZJJZ


The scale of the hotel has been kept quite small – Woodhouse Hotel encompasses just 5,382-square-feet (500-square-meters). Each individual building looks to be no more than 400-square-feet (37.16-square-feet).


Each unit contains a bedroom (along with a sitting area), a decent-sized bathroom, storage closets, a work desk, and an exterior deck. There are a total of 10 such dwellings on the land, with three different layouts available.


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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.