This giant tubular glass treehouse is a childhood dream come true

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An artistic rendering of the glass treehouse.
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If you’re craving nature and want to get back to your childhood roots, this tubular glass treehouse is for you.

The treehouse was designed by Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov, who had no immediate plans to construct it when it was first conjured up in early 2016.

Now Almassov tells Business Insider that his team will hire a construction company to start building it in June 2017. Located in a forested mountain area in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the treehouse will be open to the public on a reservation basis. It will be powered by a Tesla Powerwall, a battery that stores solar energy for off-the-grid use, he adds.

Check out what it will look like below.


Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 65-foot-tall cylindrical house will feature a mature fir tree at its center.

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A staircase will wind up around the 4-story treehouse. It won’t have a bedroom. Instead, it will be a public space for three to four people to visit at a time, Almassov tells Business Insider.

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The house will offer a complete view of the forest that surrounds it.

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The glass will feature transparent solar panels that hook up to a Tesla Powerwall for the lights inside.

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The top of the treehouse will collect and purify rainwater for the bathroom on the bottom level.

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Almassov came up with the design in 2013, and found a developer in March. His team plans to start building it in Kazakhstan in June 2017.

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“To build a house, you normally need to destroy the trees around it,” Almassov says. “I hate that idea, so I thought about how we could build it without destroying anything.”

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