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 feint of heart – a simple rope is all you have to grab onto while traversing the treetops.
Photos © Karmanov Evgeny