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MirrorCube Takes Tree Houses to a Whole New Level


This is no little boy's homemade tree house. Can you even see it? The MirrorCube, formerly Treehotel, is covered in mirrors that reflect nature around it.

Designed by Scandinavian architects Tham & Videgård as a prefabricated way to "experience nature on nature's terms," yet with many of unexpected comforts and modern conveniences of a more traditional home.

According to Gizmodo, the houses are wired for electricity with a freeze toilet and can house up to four people. Although the glorified tree house has a bedroom, bathroom, living room and a roof terrace, it does come with a kitchen.

The mirrored exterior, as you might image, could pose a problem for wildlife like birds. But the developers have this problem under control:

From a distance it is almost impossible to spot since it melts into its surrounding environment. An infrared film, invisible to humans but highly visible to birds has been installed in the glass.

The tree you decide to anchor the MirrorCube to is visible running up the interior but the house is also anchored with cables connecting it to the ground outside.

If you're interested in this adult version of a tree house adventure, it will cost you a pretty penny. Gizmodo reports that before shipping the ensemble costs 275,000 Euro -- that's $377,932.50 If it makes the price any easier to swallow, the interior furniture is included.

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