It’s a Bird Nest for Humans, and You Can Rent It

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January 22, 2018 9:00 am

Like humans, birds understand the first three rules of real estate: location, location, location. (Mostly because they are feeble, diminutive creatures who would be torn to pieces by larger, less feeble creatures if they lived anywhere other than little canopied defense turrets in the sky.)

Anyway, you now have the chance to test out avian living at the ORIGIN Tree House, a getaway in Northern France that rests amog the branches of a 100-year-old oak tree. Modeled after a bird nest by Parisian desig firm Atelier LAVIT, the eight-sided structure is accessible via a 100-foot-long suspended walkway. Visitors also have access to a spa and relaxation area nearby.

Treehouse (2 images)

Inside the treehouse itself, accommodations are spartan: you’ll get a bed, bathroom and sitting area, as well as the chance to relax on the dwelling’s rooftop terrace and take in panoramic views of the forest below.

Some of the meaning may have been garbled in translation, but here’s what Atelier LAVIT says about the project: “The design of the cabin, coupled with the construction techniques, led to a rationalization of the assembly logic of the branches collected by the birds to create their impregnable shelters.”

Completed at a cost of $150,000, here’s the Airbnb listing if you’re keen on booking a stay.

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