This amazing story is one of the coolest things we have seen and conjures up images of how I wanted my den to look like when I was growing up as a child playing in the woods near the family home with my friends. The retired textile worker who has created this real-life den-like maze has spent the past 3 decades constructing and expanding this captivating maze in the forests of Spain. Could this be the 8th wonder of the world?
Josep Pujiula, 77, originally began shaping his colossal warren-like den on the banks of the Fluvià River in Catalonia back in 1980. To this day he continues to build on his network of tunnels, towers which are teamed with some thought provoking sculptures.
There are as much as half a kilometre of walkways here all fashioned from rustic materials such as wooden sticks and planks that are bound with rope to secure the structures.
You can see in the images below that there are several wooden towers stretching an outstanding 98 feet into the air.
At one point Mr Pujiula’s creation covered one and a half kilometres long. However, this was unfortunately dismantled in 2002 after the Spanish government, who had frequently voiced their protestation to the maze, demolished it, sadly, to provide space for a new motorway.
Mr Pujiula was defiant in his efforts and built a new structure beside the motorway. Josep continues to expand his labyrinth while remaining at loggerheads with the Spanish authorities. If you’re as amazed as I was with this but you don’t want to spend the next 30 years building it yourself then why not stay in QU’s treehouse, Sussex?
Take a look and see what you think for yourself with these superb photos: