Iesom is a Treehouse That’s Not for the Faint of Heart

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This tiny retreat can be found among the treetops of a forest in Kostroma in Oblast, Russia. The project has been titled Iesom by its creators, a design firm who go by the name of Sozonych.



The treehouse was completed in 2018, and serves as a quiet, contemplative retreat where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.


The forest is a place where you can be alone with yourself. However, a modern man, accustomed to the comforts of the city, feels like a stranger in a forest setting. He measures out every move, watching his step, trying to avoid losing his footing. – Sozonych


The project covers an area measuring 2,700-square-feet (250-square-meters), though the actual treehouse itself looks to be around 100-square-feet (9.29-square-meters).



A lot of work was involved in simply providing access to the treehouse. A long and winding timber bridge was created, spanning from a flat piece of ground that’s easily accessed by foot.

A long wooden ramp about 36 meters long, repeating the tortuous lines of forest paths, is completed at its end by a cubical-shaped house with a side of 2.4 m and a terrace with a place for a fire, where opens a beautiful view of the setting sun. – Sozonych


The bridge isn’t for the faint of heart – a simple rope is all you have to grab onto while traversing the treetops.

Photos © Karmanov Evgeny


Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.