He had traveled the world and seen his share of beautiful churches. So Barry Cox of Ohaupo, New Zealand decided that he would construct his own chapel made of living trees — big enough to seat 100 people!
It took four long years of hard work planting more than 4,000 trees, but Cox ended up with a wonderful church set on three acres of surrounding, magnificent gardens. He used a huge, specially designed tree spade — a giant machine that is big enough to move entire, full sized trees.
He even created a labyrinth for walking meditation.
You start to get a sense of how well designed the grounds are when you look at the aerial view.
The inside is sort of like sitting the forest.
You can visit his chapel and surrounding gardens for a small fee, but you can also book it for private events! Wouldn’t it be an unforgettable location for a wedding or a party?