Old man builds tree house in Central China

Updated: 2010-12-17 15:36

By Wang Qingyun (

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Old man builds tree house in Central China
The house is perched on a tree 15 meters above the ground in Yiyang, Hunan province on Dec 15. [Photo/CFP]

A 63-year-old man in Yiyang, Central China's Hunan province has built a tree house 15 meters above the ground.

Inspired by the Bird's Nest- the main stadium of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Xiong Yuhu started constructing his own “bird's nest in a tree” in April.

Located near a bamboo forest, the house is 4.1 meters long, 4 meters wide, and 3.5 meters tall. It has a pull-out bed, a kitchen, a water tank and a washroom linked with a pipe to a biogas tank.

The house is made of wood except for the aluminum windows.

Having spent eight months and 30,000 yuan ($4,500) on building the house, Xiong said it'll take another month to finish the project, and he will be able to breathe fresh air from the house. He is also planning to install Internet cables.

Old man builds tree house in Central China
Xiong Yuhu built this bridge through a bamboo forest in Yiyang, Hunan province. [Photo/CFP]


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