Haiku Houses has
been in business for more than 40 years and has custom designed houses
for clients throughout United States, including Hawaii. Haiku Houses
have provided homes for clients in Great Britain, France, the
Netherlands, and the Caribbean. Haiku Houses are adaptable to any
building site regardless of the slope of the site and are suitable for
Reminiscent of 16th century Japanese Country
Houses, award-winning Haiku Houses use pole-and-beam architecture and
are custom crafted from the finest woods.
The Haiku Houses
depicted in our catalog are the "original" modern design of
these Japanese Country Houses, and they are by far the highest quality
custom-crafted wood houses available anywhere in the world.
is a form of Japanese poetry. The word haiku means each poem
contains seventeen syllables frequently in the order of five syllables
then seven then five again. A predominant theme of haiku poetry is the
natural world and the relationship and interaction between nature and
Haiku poets emphasize that form and function are one.
This philosophy was adopted by Frank Lloyd Wright as his credo; it was
the impulse behind his philosophy of design and architecture. The
architecture of the Greene brothers at the turn of the century was
heavily influenced by such architecture from Japan. In fact, Haiku
Houses have many of the features of the Ultimate Bungalows designed by
Greene and Greene.
The owners of a Haiku House understand that
they have bought the simple elegance and beauty that is unavailable in
any other architecture. They appreciate that while in some
instances they may have originally invested more for their Haiku House
than they may have for an ordinary "sticks and bricks" house,
the Haiku House is priceless in its inherent peace, tranquility and
harmony. Also in many cases this is the most cost effective method of building on complex property.