These Tiny Tree Houses Are Painstakingly Beautiful

Diply 28 Mar 2018

I'm fairly sure that every person who has ever seen a tree house looked at it and thought, "I want to live there." The idea of living in the sky makes me feel buoyant, and there's something beautifully simple and freeing about it.

Well, one artist has taken this feeling and miniaturized it.

Jedediah Corwyn Voltz creates incredible tree houses — but he sculpts them around house plants. The result is meticulous and stunning and incredibly satisfying. Take a look!

Jedediah Corwyn Voltz's tree houses are breathtaking.

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He builds the sculptures around living bonsai and succulent plants, combining plants and art in the most beautiful way possible. The series is called "Something Small."

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Each of his sculptures is incredibly detailed, with care in every plank in the platforms.

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You'll notice that the tree houses aren't empty either. Each is filled with different items for a different kind of person to live there.

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For example, he calls this one a paleontologist's refuge.

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"A place for study and reflection. Fully furnished with paintings, furniture, and all manner of plants and crystals."

I love the itty bitty ladder!

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This one has an incredible amount of detail. 

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Is that a crane? And potted plants — in a tree house built around a potted plant? There's even a rug and a laundry line.

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You'll notice that every detail is impeccably done.

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The bridge has individual slats of wood, there's a tiny bell and more plants, and you can even spy a painting on the top floor.

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These tiny tree houses complement the plants beautifully.

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Each one is a glorious work of miniature architecture, balancing out the space in the plant's pot while adding immeasurably more to the scene.

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This windmill fits so naturally with the potted plant.

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Voltz's work has been in multiple exhibits, and he even sells some of his designs online! This might be the one I'd want.

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I've always loved the idea of a tree growing through a house.

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Maybe not a cactus, though. Still, the different platforms scaling the cactus's height give the sculpture a lightness and airiness that I can't get enough of.

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Not all of his designs are incredibly complicated.

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When the plant is short and squat, the tree house is short and squat. Voltz calls this one a forgotten fort, and I love the idea that it's somehow unfinished and someone is supposed to come back.

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Here's one of Voltz's newer tree houses, and it's sculpted around a jade plant.

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The multi-level design works really well in this sculpture, and I think the pointed top is the perfect touch.

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Take a good look at how Voltz plays with perspective.

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He's not afraid to experiment with different angles in his designs, resulting in utterly creative and whimsical architecture.

Small thing, but look at the little trap door in the floor. I loved those when I was a kid and wanted a tree house.

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I'm not sure if it's the planter that's tilted or if it's the plant and sculpture, but either way, I'm intrigued.

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Plus, look at all those windows! A mini person in this tree house would never lack for daylight.

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