Families in China create an eco-community of timber, A-frame cabins

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Spanning more than 20 acres in China’s Mogan River Valley, Wiki Tribe Park consists of multiple A-frame cabins made out of cross-laminated timber. The impressive project was conceived by local architecture firm Wiki World that wanted to create a collaborative eco-community tucked into an idyllic, natural landscape.

The Wiki Tribe Park complex was planned and designed by architects, but the project was organized in a way that would let entire families take part in the construction process. Using a modular system enabled not only the adults to take part in building the cabins, but it even allowed young children to learn the basics of green building.

The cabins’ walls were cut through a high-precision, prefabricated construction method, which enabled a faster building process. In fact, the A-frame cabins were finished in just about one month, especially thanks to the families that were involved in the construction.

Elevated off of the ground to protect the landscape, the timber cabins are covered in a waterproof, reflective material in order to better blend the structures into the landscape. This coating also keeps the cabins resilient to the climate. From the interior, the families can take in the beautiful views through the large window located on each side of every cabin.

Built in collaboration with UN-habitat, World Children Campaign and 7 Billion Urbanists, the Wiki Tribe Park project was conceived by Wiki World with the aim of creating a collaborative eco-community. By allowing the residents to participate in the construction process, not only do they feel a strong bond with their own cabins but with the natural world as well. Plus, the children who were involved were able to learn more about sustainable building practices for the future.

Families in China create an eco-community of timber, A-frame cabins