Microsoft has assembled some tree houses for its workers. One sits at a Pacific Northwest Douglas fir, while the other is 12 feet over the ground and features charred-wood walls along with a high ceiling complete with a skylight. Microsoft explains it as having a "gingerbread-house" feel, which I'm guessing can only mean great things since it is Christmas-y and Christmas is fuzzy and warm. There are three tree homes in total: 2 are open, and the third is a sheltered lounge space, which is expected to be finished later in the year.
They feature meeting rooms which employees can use, or else they may pop in and operate away casually in other parts of the tree houses should they want. They have been made by Pete Nelson, who's known for his building work on TV show Treehouse Masters. The buildings will probably continue 20 or more decades and are designed to enlarge since the trees grow, and it can be pretty wild.
The tree houses are a component of Microsoft's "outdoor districts" that are linked to buildings round its Redmond campus. They feature weatherproof benches, hatches that conceal power sockets, rustproof rocking chairs, a fireplace, timber canopies, along with an outside Wi-Fi system. There are ramps constructed in for those who need them. If you get hungry, there's also an indoor cafeteria that's extended outside and a barbecue restaurant assembled into a shipping container.
Microsoft said it'd been planning renovations and researched workers to find out what they cared about the most. Workers said when they had been given the chance, they'd work out more. If you're wondering What Sort of effect character's workspace is getting on Microsoft employees, here's one passage describing an employee's experience, according to a blog article:
"On a recent sunny day, an employee perched, legs crossed, on a soft grassy knoll below a treehouse. For several minutes, she sat with her hands on her knees, eyes closed, head tilted toward the sky, breathing deeply. Then she grabbed her laptop and typed furiously. After a spate of work, she set her computer aside, rested her palms on her knees, gazed up, and then closed her eyes again." I do not really understand exactly what to make of this, however I'm pleased for her. Here is to nature!