Awesome Nest for Humans Hangs From the Trees

Animal Farm weaver's nest© Animal Farm

From multi-tree treehouses, to mirrored treehouses, to even tree-less treehouses, tree-inspired shelters are now solidly in the realm of amazing architecture rather than relegated to kiddie stuff.

Based on the intricately woven nests of the weaver bird, this lovely hand-woven nest by South African design consultancy Animal Farm emulates nature by using simple materials to create a suspended perch for a bit of relaxation and contemplation.

Animal Farm weaver's nest© Animal Farm

Using a welded steel frame and lots of branches, designer Porky Hefer created the human version of this nest to fit two adults and a small child, though Dezeen indicates that a larger version for four adults will be created later on.

Animal Farm weaver's nest© Animal Farm

Animal Farm weaver's nest© Animal Farm

It does look a bit like a huge helmet of some sort, thanks to the protrusion at the bottom with a ladder hanging down, which allows entry in and out of the woven structure.

Animal Farm weaver's nest© Animal Farm

Hanging at 3 metres (about 10 feet) above the ground, it's not a death-defying climb up, but just enough to get a little bird's eye perspective of life. More information over on Animal Farm's website.

Awesome Nest for Humans Hangs From the Trees
Mimicking nests made by weaver birds, this handmade structure lets you sit up and watch the world go by.

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