Is this the world's tallest wooden house?

16 September 2011

Nikolai Sutyagin started to build this wooden wonder initially as a large two-storey house but, inspired by the timber houses of Norway and Japan, could not stop building. The house now stands 13 storeys tall, towering 45 metres over its neighbouring dwellings.

The peculiar house, situated in Russia, comes complete with a separate five storey bath house and the 13 floors of the main building were once used to put up executives at Sutyagin’s construction company.

Unfortunately for Nikolai, the building that was originally constructed a means to impress his neighbours may have become a victim of its own success. The wooden giant is beginning to fall down, is still incomplete and is under threat of demolition from Russian authorities for breaking fire regulations.

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