Our world is built in such a way that some people have to spend the rest of their lives in seniors’ residences.
When we say retirement homes, it is often associated with a hospital, because the living conditions there are not always the best.
However, in Japan, the architect Issei Suma has built in the city of Shizuoka extraordinary habitats which can not only shelter elderly people, but are also very charming and comfortable.
These houses are called Jikka and are built between the mountains, among the trees.
This project was launched by the city prefecture so that retirees can feel comfortable and enjoy their lives.
From the inside, these dwellings look like tents. Their shape is similar to the mountains that surround them.
But if you go inside, a splendid view will open up before you.
The idea of founding Jikka belongs to two sixty-year-old women, one of whom was a social worker and the other a cook.
The building consists of five parts where the living room, common room, dining room, bedrooms, bathroom and other rooms are located.
Inside, there is also a swimming pool which is built in such a way that it can also serve people with wheelchairs.
The younger residents of the house prepare food for themselves and for the older residents.
Jikka is a construction of wood and concrete and is equipped with all modern comforts and where one can find peace and relaxation.