Natural forest resources are fundamental for human survival since they protect watersheds and provide numerous essential products for humans. They also harbor various species of endangered fauna, flora and fungi. Over 80% of the global terrestrial biodiversity depends on forests for their survival. Even for those who live their entire lives in cosmopolitan cities, they still incline towards wilderness hence visiting nature reserves and national parks in a quest to reclaim humanity’s historic roots to nature. The WWF estimates that 300 million people live exclusively in forest wilderness across the world and nearly 1.6 billion people largely depend on various types of forest resources to sustain their livelihood. In spite of this, would it be possible to own a piece of montane rainforest in Asia? This editorial explores this rather eccentric query with a materialist perspective.