JAN 28, 2020 AT 02:40 PM
This is what the house looks like from the outside
Huge tree trunks often have large cavities that can be easily transformed into a room. In Africa, there is a bar inside a baobab tree. In France, there is a chapel inside a hollowed-out oak tree. But an American man, Lenom Moore, came up with the idea to build a house inside the trunk of a huge sequoia tree. How did he manage to do it? Let's take a look at how he transformed the space in a tree trunk into an original and unique home.
The Story of an Amazing Home
This is the treehouse interior
Lenom's idea was born when he visited the forest one day for a picnic and to gather some berries. When a strong storm kicked up, he urgently had to find shelter. He noticed a huge sequoia that had fallen years ago and the large cavity inside. After spending several hours sheltering in the cavity, he decided to use the trunk to build a house!
Sequoias, a species of redwood trees, are the largest trees in the world. The majority of them grow in the Pacific Northwest of the US. The tree used for building the house was 75 meters tall, 5 meters in diameter, and was nearly 1900 years old. Lenom managed to get a piece nearly 10 meters long because parts of the trunk had been previously removed from the forest.