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Tiny house pays tribute to old architecture

Update: May, 29/2016 - 09:00
Green all around: The house is decorated with many trees such as bamboo, banana and hibiscus.
Viet Nam News

A miniature house - fashioned with a hand-crafted tiled roof, haystack, kitchen, hen house and furniture - creates a lifelike representation of what northern Vietnamese homes looked like in 1945. Minh Thu reports.

Upon closer inspection, the house with its old furniture bears the architecture of traditional houses in the northern rural region during the mid twentieth century. But from a distance, we realise we must be the size of Barbie dolls to live there. 

The miniature house, which is about 2sq.m, accurately reflects the lives of people in northern rural areas in 1945. It has an old tiled roof, haystack, kitchen, hen coop and furniture inside. The house is shadowed by bonsai trees, which are trimmed elegantly to match the size of the house.

The work belongs to Nguyễn Văn Trường from Hải Phòng City, who is passionate about ornamental trees.

Trường said the former owner of the house is a retired teacher from the northern province of Bắc Ninh. He spent three years creating it with the aim of reflecting the house of his ancestors and reminding descendants of their origin.

All parts of the house were made by hand. He