There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!) and these tiny tree houses for plants, made by Los Angeles-based artist , gives us that same emotion but on steroids.
Voltz is a prop-maker for TV and film and started building miniatures with his leftover wooden scraps: "I found myself making little fantasy constructions out of that stuff during my downtime," Voltz told . "Those little scrap forts led to me building some more serious ones in little diorama settings, and last year I built my first living tree house." Since then he's racked up almost 25 of 'em.
All of his creations are different, some featuring tiny watchtowers, others treetop meditation platforms or even intricate windmills. Once his designs are complete, he places them in succulents or cacti and the plants start to grow with and around the tree houses. And all include the most adorable mini furnishings we've ever seen — even a tire swing!
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His collection of tree houses will be on display in L.A. starting April 23 at a gallery and boutique called . If you're interested in purchasing your own, Voltz takes custom orders. Perhaps you want him to recreate your childhood tree house? Or maybe you just want to add a quirky touch to your garden. Either way, you should prepare for some serious oohing and ahhing when your friends spot this special creation.