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9 nests that aren't for the birds

By: Sidney Stevens on Aug. 8, 2015, 4:04 p.m.
A human nest in Tulbagh made of Port Jackson saplings designs by Porky Hefer

Photo: Porky Hefer

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Tulbagh tree nest

Located near the charming South African village of Tulbagh, this high-rise human nest is woven from Port Jackson saplings and bark on a steel frame. Created by advertising-director-turned-designer Porky Hefer of Animal Farm, it's suspended from two trees and offers striking sky-high views of the surrounding mountains and valleys that even a bird might envy. Hefer specializes in sculptural nest designs made from natural materials like the kubu cane.