Egg-Shaped Tree House is Secretly Nestled in Canada’s Woods

The HemLoft is a secret tree house that's hiding in the woods of Whistler, Canada. It was fabricated by Joel Allen, a former software developer who was laid off from his job in 2006 and decided he'd rather retire than find other work. This was an unsuccessful attempt for the then-26 year old, but the time off shifted his career path to carpentry. The newly-acquired skills made it possible for him to design and build this getaway over the course of many years.

The egg-like structure is shaped using plywood ribs to set its form and scavenged wood to fill out the rest. Inside, it's a two-storey minimalist setup, best for someone who enjoys camping because it has no running water or electricity (although there is space for a kitchen). The top of HemLoft features pop-open windows that are perfect for quietly observing the surrounding woods and taking in the night stars.

Allen's handiwork is actually built on a stranger's land without their permission. Because of this, its location is undisclosed and unknown by most, and the owners of the property have yet to find out about this tucked-away gem.










HemLoft Tree House website
via [Beautiful Life]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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