Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Papua Tree Houses

These amazing tree houses were spotted in the lowland rainforests of south-central Papua, where the Korowai and Kombai tribes live.

Discovered by the outside world just 30 years ago, the fascinating Korowai and Kombai tribes used to be cannibalistic tribes, isolated in their original ancestral territories deep in the rainforest.
Each clan has one to five treehouses, which go from 6 to 25 and sometimes up to 50 meters high protecting them from heat, insects, evil forest spirits and enemies. These tree houses are truly gravity defying homes perched on top of the tree; try to imagine the view from their balcony.


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