Amsterdam-based Upfront Architects have teamed up with companies WHD Interieurbouw and Zwarthout to create a daylight wooden holiday home on stilts, which is located in Gulpen-Wittem municipality, southeast Netherlands. The house is made with scorched-woods panels using traditional Japanese building technique ‘Shou-Sugi-Ban’ which means fire-resistant. The small cosy house has stunning views of the river and the surrounding countryside. The home is designed with the glass façades to let the sunlight in and optimize the home’s orientation on the site. The structure also has a large terrace to sit and enjoy the landscape. As the area is constantly threatened with flooding, the architects raised the house higher form the ground onto poles constructed with local trees. This house has sustainable features like waste water purification, underground ventilation pipes, solar panels and thick insulation.