Actor Val Kilmer sits in a tree house to forget about Hollywood.
The 'Batman Forever' star has revealed he likes to escape to his playhouse in the branches, at his ranch home in northern New Mexico, because he can be completely alone.
He told America's USA Today newspaper, "In places like this I can figure out what I'm all about.
My business is very self-oriented and takes enormous energy, so any chance to truly get away is welcome. I had a tree house as a child. But as an adult well, it's strangely, weirdly satisfying to sit in a tree."
Kilmer - whose ranch is so remote, his nearest neighbour, Jane Fonda, lives miles away - has also revealed he wanted to make sure his pad was environmentally sound.
He added, "I want to do everything here in an ecologically friendly way. Eventually I will build a new house here by the river, have some organic gardens to farm what I need and just get back to the land.
In a way, this tree house is my first step in that direction." Val, 46, can't wait to show his two children, Mercedes, 14, and 11-year-old Jack, his new venture. He gushed, "They haven't seen this place yet, but I can't wait. My son is a monkey. He'll be up on that tin roof in no time."