Tree Houses! From the past into the future...
In the future, will we give back the land to native plants and animals and live up in the trees? Hovering aircraft are available now, we just need to wait for the clean energy versions. If we compost our waste, give up plastics and petroleum, grow hydrophonically...what would our new footprint be?
The Treehouse Book by Peter Nelson
Blue Forest Treehouses in the UK -
See their website for more gorgeous, highly ambitious designs. blueforest.com
Second home among the Pines...
By the TreeHouse Co, Scotland. A 45-foot spire with cedar shingles, a copper turret, a side deck and two staircases with multilevel verandas adorn this lightening struck tree. treehousecompany.com
Treehouse in Kerala, India
Sanasuma Yoga Retreat
Outside Colombo, Sri Lanka. sanasuma.co.uk
Treehouse in Japan by Takashi Kobayashi. treehouse.jp
Lake Nest Treehouse
Southampton, NY. 100% salvaged/reclaimed Douglas Fir, pruned branches/vines, and driftwood. By Roderick Romero romerostudios.com
Tree House Point
One hour east of Seattle. Pete Nelson, world renowned treehouse builder and author, teaches treehouse building. treehousepoint.com
Falcon's Perch Treehouse, Long Island, NY.
Photo by Pete Nelson www.telegraph.co.uk
TreeHouse Co., Scotland. Very large- 6,000 square foot tree house holds a 120-seat restaurant, a retail shop, classrooms, and two private dining rooms. treehousecompany.com
The Minister's Tree House in Crossville, TN - Reclaimed wood, recycled materials...
Buy Print: etsy.com
Read more: all-that-is-interesting.com
The Minister's Tree House - close up
Flickr: Baking with Medusa www.flickr.com
Tiny house in the trees
Treehouse, Costa Rica
If you are ready to live up in the trees full time, this planned, modern, sustainable treehouse community on 600+ acres of secondary rainforest and reclaimed pasture looks like a nice place. Perched overlooking the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica and nurtured by two whitewater rivers, the land pulses with life. The ziplines are optional. fincabellavista.com
Treehouse, Costa Rica.
Finca BellaVista's mission statement is: “To provide an opportunity for ecologically minded individuals to reside within the treetops of a unique rainforest ecosystem while promoting the conservation of species and the natural environment.” Buildable 1/2 to 4 acre lots available for sale, or rent an existing treehouse. fincabellavista.com
Treehouse Wencke in Germany
By baumraum.de - see many more designs here...
The Redwoods Treehouse in New Zealand
A restaurant yellowtreehouse.co
By Lukasz Kos, Toronto. A three-level hexagonal home wraps around and within four trees overlooking Ontario’s Lake Muskoka. studiolukaszkos.com
Steel Tree House
Joel Sherman of J.L.S. design brought the house up into the trees.
Lake Tahoe, California. tahoearchitect.com
A Tree Hotel
Northern Sweden, a light-weight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4m box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is made of plywood. Access to the cabin is by rope ladder. I worry about the birds though. www.tvark.se/treehotel
Free Spirit Spheres
Set among the tall trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island, Canada. Handcrafted spheres are suspended like pendants from a web of rope. freespiritspheres.com
Built from 100% sustainable materials and based on the geodesic sphere, the modular design is fully customizable. Cable suspension system, available in steel or aluminum. Build yours from a kit or have one custom designed. Calif, Wisconsin and MN.
Treehouse Djuren, Germany
By Baumraum baumraum.de - see inside pics!
Tree House in Osnabruck, North-West Germany
Lots more photos here: www.baumraum.de
By Baumraum, Germany www.baumraum.de
Modular Tree House
Sybarite, London. These environmentally friendly, very light-weight prefabricated modular structures are made from 70% recycled materials. Powered by wind. Currently being built worldwide... Really! Waiting for a real picture! We hope one of the new owners will share. There is a place to tie your clean energy hovering aircraft. We can break up all the asphalt roads and let nature take back the planet! sybarite-uk.com
Fab Tree Hab
Mass Institute of Technology
Live in a tree, not up in a tree...the tree grows in place 'as' the housing structure, instead of the growing, felling and transporting of lumber. A living structure is grafted into shape with prefabricated reusable scaffolds. A roof-top trough harvests water for human use; the plumbing system is positioned to provide for gravity-induced flow and gray-water reuse; a composting system treats human waste and will later return nutrients to the eco-system. archinode.com
Home is where the heart is...
Builders of 'Livable' Treehouses:
TreeHouse Workshop has built treehouses all across the country. Each treehouse is unique. They begin each treehouse with a consultation for tree selection and design. Once designed, each treehouse is built by experienced craftsmen utilizing specialized hardware and salvaged materials. Seattle, WA
Blue Forest Ltd, UK is one of the world's leading luxury tree house design and construction companies. blueforest.com
Finca Bellavista is a residential treehouse community in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. It is a rustic, yet comfortable, private retreat off the beaten path where owners and a limited number of guests can explore the natural wonders of the rainforest canopy and enjoy what they call ‘treetop Pura Vida’. Will build a treehouse to suit. fincabellavista.com
Wooden Tree House, photo manipulation by Polish artist,
Dariusz Klimczak, kwadrart.com