Microsoft has a reputation when it comes to innovation, workplace safety, and bizarre interview questions for potential employees. Now they have introduced treehouses for their employees.
Microsoft announced on Friday that, it has created three treetop meeting spaces at Redmond, Washington near its corporate headquarters. Pete Nelson – the man behind this tranquil idea, who also hosts the Animal Planet series Treehouse Masters, has another reason to be proud of himself, as these houses require a lot less electricity due to them using renewable energy.
Built for work
However, these are not children’s treehouses or playhouses – these are built for work. The main purpose of this Treehouse project is to maintain the connection between the employees and nature in the Microsoft Campus, as Microsoft is focusing on green energy for its future projects. You don’t need to worry about charging or Wi-Fi facilities here. One of the treehouses even features a cafeteria for the employees.
They included a rocking chair, fireplaces for cold nights, and benches made out wood to maintain the natural vibe. Well, let’s just hope that they are waterproof, as more of the technical teams will work with electricity. Thus, birds twittering will create a pleasant environment during work time.