Most People feel that living in the jungle is only for weirdos. Think again! These Jungle homes Will Have You Rushing Out of the City to The Countryside.

The jungle homes on our list move beyond just a cabin in the woods and provide a wide range of comfort and amenities with the quiet of nature.

You ever want to just get away from the hustle and bustle of city life?
City areas are not only at times overcrowded, but there is also a host of different types of pollution that is not good for you. From noise pollution to light pollution, maybe it is time for you to pack up and head out to the forested countryside for a while.

According to the Nature Scientific Reports, by the year 2050 70% of the world’s population will be living in a city.
Interestingly, people who live in cities face many physical and psychiatric challenges, including systematically increased rates of illness, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and chronic stress. It is time to get out.

Now in 2019, heading out to a forest to live, won’t be as difficult as it was for your ancestors. With a renewed focus in the beauty of the forest and environment, designers and architects are eager to build homes that will rival or even surpass some of your city comforts.

So, what are you waiting for?
You don’t have to worry about living in a small little cabin in the woods. Jungle homes nowadays can give you your own private lakes, pools, bespoke interiors, and privacy. Not to mention you get to be surrounded by nature. 
Here are some excellent examples to motivate you to get out of the city and find a home in the forest.

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Gambier Island House

For ultimate seclusion, privacy and all the amenities of a home, check into the Gambier Island House. This forest home will literally have you living off the grid. The British Columbia home is a  rectilinear weekend retreat of wood, glass, and steel.Covered in the glass, the home just peaks out of the forest, but allows residents to have the perfect views. Even more so the home itself supplies its own energy, using power from a propane furnace and the home’s own solar powered battery system.

Source: Mcfarlanebiggar

Moose Road

Based in Ukiah, California, the Mork-Ulnes Architects home was constructed on elevated stilts to minimize the environmental impact and help protect the roots of the surrounding oak trees.Surrounded by the areas, vineyards, and mountains the home itself has a  three-pronged floor plan. When you walk inside the forest home, you will see a home furnished with local plywood from the California area itself.

Source: Mork Ulnes

Courtyard House on a River

This 1,900 square-foot minimal, forest home might be the place that you have been looking for on your next forest retreat. Though a little smaller than some of the homes mentioned on this list, the home packs a wallop, with its comfy interiors and glass covered exterior. Stained black to blend into the surrounding forest, the home has its own fireplace, living space, and even a patio.

Source: Robert Hutchison

Piedmont Retreat

As the largest home on the list, this 3,800 square foot mammoth was designed and created to simply to enjoy the Durham forest and all its beauty. The two-story home quietly hides in the forest, because of its neutral earthy color. Even more interestingly the forest home interiors are populated with recycled materials for the furnishings.

Source: Tonic Design

House in Ghent

Comprised of four different structures the home is made up of different “cells” with each one serving a very specific purpose. While one pavilion might be used for exercise and wellness, a separate cell might be used for cooking and another might be used for sleeping. Like some other forest homes on this list, this house is luxuriously furnished with countless bespoke pieces.

Source: Toshiko Mori

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