Gu Yuezi and his tree house.
Images of a whimsical tree house built by an elderly man in Chen Village, Foshan City, Guangdong Province have been circulating online. Gotta admit. It’s pretty magical.
The house was built over three years by Gu Yuezi, born in 1950, after he bought the land from a florist. NetEase reports that he somehow pays close to 100,000RMB in rent on the property each year.
The house is perched three meters above the ground supported by six trees. The whole thing is around 10 square meters in diameter and can bear the weight of around 20 guests. It includes a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and sitting room.
Gu claims to be a master in carving and has won several awards in landscape design. He picked up the profession in the 1990s. Until 2006, he chose to live in seclusion. This is probably better, though more expensive.
So, if you were looking to rent a place, which one would you choose: this one or the one built by the the “snail man” of Guangxi?
Previously on Shanghaiist: Look: Self-sufficient family lives modest, happy life in remote Henan village
By Lucy Liu
[Images via NetEase]