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Meet the Man Building Human-Sized Nests

In the forestry hills of Big Sur, California, Jayson Fann weaves, bends and shapes eucalyptus and willow branches into incredible human-sized nests.Each of these “earthly temples” weighs in at over 100,000 pounds, often requiring heavy-duty equipment to aid in transportation and construction.

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Now, Fann is using his nests as an educational tool, helping students discover their ability to shape and create their environment, all the while strengthening their connection with nature.

Fann’s nests vary in size and can weigh as much as 100,000 pounds. Some look like a single giant nest and some are two-story buildings.The nest fels as though it sat on the edge of the world, open to the vast ocean and sky with 180-degree views.


When Fann is not building nests, he’s busy with teaching music, dance, performing arts, and set design at schools and private studios around Big Sur and Monterey, California.