How many of you wish you could quit your job in the big city and just go and live a stress free life in the countryside? Well, this guy actually did it and the home he made for himself is something else!
In the summer of 2011, Foster Huntington left his comfortable job at Ralph Lauren in New York City and decided to just travel around the U.S in a van having adventures.
Eventually, the 27-year-old settled on his family’s land in Washington’s Columbia Gorge and built his own dream pad with his friends (he paid them to work on the project with him).
‘The Cinder Cone’ is now pretty much complete and consists of multiple treehouses on a compound which also includes a hot tub and a skate bowl.
Speaking to The New York Times, Foster explained why he left his job with Ralph Lauren after a year-and-a-half to chase his dreams, saying:
I remember looking at photos of bush pilots and thinking: ‘I can take photos. I don’t want to live my life in the city. I want to go do something else.’
Foster continues to work as a freelance photographer but is also now an outdoorsman entrepreneur who has essentially invented his own career. The treehouses serve as his home and as a unique backdrop for advertisements for himself and his work.
Foster has made a video and book about his ‘Bro-topia’ to inspire people everywhere and you can support the project on Kickstarter. What a man!