This week I learned about Treebones Resort in Big Sur, California. It offers a new sleeping option: a human nest.
Built on a ridge overlooking the ocean, the nest is a creation of artist Jayson Fann. It’s not waterproof — and the area is quite wet — so guests are required to pitch a tent below the nest in case of inclement weather.
After seeing this very neat build, I’m intrigued. How many nests are out there?
Emily Pilloton is an artist with Project H Design, and has created a chair in the vein of a human nest. Its frame is a papa-san chair’s bamboo frame, and the cushion is created with woven scraps of fabric, inspired by the dedicated nesting of birds.
Returning to trees, the Weaver is a prototype chair built by South Africa’s Animal Farm. It’s supposed to hold two children and an adult.
Martin Azua made a Nest House for purchase on Droog (it’s out of stock now). It’s designed as a playhouse or bed, but the photo gives a pretty good argument for the Nest House as a trap for mom.
Finally, there’s the whorling sticky fantastical work of Patrick Dougherty, who makes indoor and outdoor installations all over the world.
Dougherty’s also got a book available, in which he details his techniques. He’s been studying traditional woodworking for many years to perfect his work.
You’ve seen the options; what’s the verdict? Sleeping in a nest: go or no go?