Artist explains the purpose of human nest

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BIG SUR, California (KSBW) – Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, high atop a Big Sur cliff, sits a nest. While birds would love to live in it, the nest was built for people who want to feel at one with nature.

A “human nest” at Treebones Resort draws hundreds of visitors from around the world who want a unique experience living outdoors. The nest costs $110 a night and is almost always booked solid. Alana and Paul Clark traveled from England to spend just one night in Treebones’ nest.

“We’ve camped out before in tents and other things… but not like this. This is an amazing experience,” they said.

Jayson Fann is the local artist behind the nests, also called “spirit nests,” and he’s lived in Big Sur for the past 20 years.

Fann, 40, came up with the idea when he was a teenager and made his vision a reality.

“There’s something that is very magical about it and unique,” Fann said.

To construct his large-scale works of art, Fann harvests branches from eucalyptus trees throughout Big Sur and makes each one by hand.

“I like to instill that sense of imagination and play with all people, not just children, adults also,” Fann said.

Fann has traveled the world showcasing his art. He built dozens of nests for a wide variety of clients.

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