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07/01/2014 03:27 pm ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

Private Forest Retreat Rests Between A Rock And A Relaxed Place (PHOTOS)

What better way to become one with nature than by building a woodland hideaway that balances right on top of it? By combining their client's need to escape the urban center of Prague with the "magic landscape" they found in the woods between central and south Bohemia, Czech architecture company Uhlik Architekti was able to do exactly that.

Measuring roughly 10 by 20 feet with breathtaking views and just enough headroom for one occupant to stand, the forest retreat rests freely on the ground -- except for one distinguishing feature. "We designed a compact enclosed volume -- an object resting freely on boulders with a stern raised on a huge boulder [...]" architects Petr Uhlik, Jan Sorm and Premysl Jurak explained of the project they completed in several extended weekends. "The multi-functional space is suitable not only for dwelling but also for smaller events, performances or just meditation."

But whatever its use, one thing's for sure -- this isn't your run-of-the-mill cabin in the woods.

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