Piil: Arsenit’s Modern Take on Estonian Treehouse Living
Estonia, a nation revered for its untouched wilderness, welcomes Piil, a masterful creation by Arsenit. Towering at 9m tall (approximately 29.5 feet), this modern pre-fabricated treehouse offers a unique escape amidst the lush forest, combining innovative design with the serenity of nature.
Envisioned in 2023, the elevated structure serves as a vantage point to the expansive Estonian vistas, ensuring both seclusion and an immersive treetop experience.
Piil: A Treehouse in Estonia’s Wilderness
Piil means “peeking” in Estonian. It’s a tall 9m (about 29.5 feet) treehouse. It gives great views and blends into the Estonian woods.
How Piil Stands Out
The treehouse is about 19m2 (about 204.5 square feet). It stands on one “leg” over a deck. This makes a nice outdoor space, safe from rain and snow. There’s a hidden door that shows a strong metal inside. This metal helps hold up the house. The “leg” has steps, holds stuff, and keeps sports gear. Above, there’s a bedroom that feels like you’re in the tree branches.
Inside the Treehouse
Inside, it looks like one big piece of light wood. There are spots to sit, work, and show things. Piil has everything: a big bed, two desks, a small kitchen, lots of storage, and a bathroom with light from above. The best part? A big window and a hammock up high. It feels like you’re floating in the woods.
Piil’s Wood Look
Outside, Piil has special wood from a company called Thermory. This wood turns a soft gray over time, so Piil fits right into the forest. The wood also lets light and air in, gives shade, and has storage space.
Building Piil the Right Way
All parts of Piil are made in factories and then put together in the woods. This way, it’s built really well. It’s cozy inside because of thick windows. There’s a system to keep the air nice and the temperature just right all year. If it gets too cold or hot, there’s extra heating or cooling.
In 2023, the first Piil was built. They plan to build three more, all looking at the pretty Jägala river sunsets.
Lastly, Arseni Timofejev, who started Arsenit, had a dream. He wanted to make special camping spots high up, like the watchtowers in Estonia. With Piil, you can sleep high up, close to the trees.
Photography by Yifan Liu
Visit Arsenit- by Matt Watts