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Minilao, a Tropical Guest House with a Twist

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Nestled in the trees on the tropical coast of Anilao, in Batangas province, in the Philippine islands is this open air guest house.

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This coast is a popular spot for divers.

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Because it is in a popular holiday area, the owner of the house hosts many guests in the summer, and arranged for a guest house above the main house.

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But this is a guest house with a difference.

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It is the owner who escapes to this guest house when his house is full of guests!

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This tree house is an idyllic escape, indeed.

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The curtain wall of folding glass doors can be completely open.

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The entire glass wall can be completely closed as well.

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It was designed by Lara Fernandez-Barrios of local Filipino studio, Larawan Ink.

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The new building is raised up on pillars so it commands a better view than the main house.

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But the only clue that the “guest” house is new is the weathered thatch roof on his original house.

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I can’t imagine why such a great space is not a great escape year round!

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