Live Like Robinson Crusoe

Have you ever dreamed of living on a tropical island in a treehouse like Robinson Crusoe? It’s a dream many of us have imagined. Kristie Wolfe bought land in Hawaii sight-unseen for just $8,000. A year later, with the help of her mother, she built her bamboo treehouse. It took two months and $11,000 to build initially. Now the home is available to rent on Airbnb.com.

See more photos of the treehouse on Kristie’s Instagram. Photo by Kristie.

Kirsten Dirksen toured the house with Kristie back in 2014 (video below). For more great tiny house tour videos follow Kirsten on YouTube.

Here’s what the house looks like as a vacation rental (video below). To see how the house was built visit Kristie’s Channel on YouTube.

Inspired by this house? Go for a visit and consider building one yourself.

The Skysphere – a Treehouse with a Tree

The Skysphere is the creation of Jono Williams. It’s a treehouse without the tree. It stands on a hollow steel pipe which also doubles as the main access way – via a steel ladder.

Inside the living space you’ll find 360-degree views, some custom built-in furniture, and a queen size bed. There is no bathroom or kitchen in it’s current form.

Electricity comes from solar panels built into the ribs that help support the living space and give the shelter it’s spherical shape. It also has some extreme mood lighting and wireless sound system.

Except for the missing facilities, this looks like an amazing place to live or visit.  Learn more on the Skysphere website.

 

The Raven Loft

Dubbed the Raven Loft and perched among the trees of Pender Island in Canada, this tiny treehouse serves as a home for its builder, Geoff de Ruiter. Geoff, who is a graduate student of Northern British Columbia, sees it as a means of living a more sustainable lifestyle.” – Humble Homes

See more of The Raven Loft at Humble Homes.

Tiny Treehouse on Pender Island, BC

The treehouse is 165 square feet over two floors. “You have to be very efficient,” said de Ruiter. “You have to live outside of it more, so you have to get to the library to work or you have to see your friends more often, but in general, it’s just like a smaller space that many people would have.”” – Globalnews.ca

Watch an interview of this B.C. man who lives in tiny treehouse on Pender Island. Photos are screenshots from the video at Globalnews.ca. I suspect they were originally photographed by the treehouse’s owner, Geoff de Ruiter.

Tiny Treehouse, Crazy Swing

This treehouse and swing combination isn’t for the faint-hearted. La Casa del Árbol (The Treehouse) in Baños, Ecuador,is a seismic checking station built on top of a single tree on the edge of a cliff face. While the treehouse itself is a unique structure, it’s the swing that really steals the show. Called the “Crazy Swing” and fastened to the treehouse above, you can take a swing out over the cliff edge which is 8,350 feet above sea level.” – Niall

Read and see more at Humble Homes…

Baumgeflüster Treehotel – Each Treehouse Unit Only 35 Square Meters (376 Square Feet)

The lodgings are 3.50 m above the ground, reached via a steel ladder; the ventilated, insulated façade and the inside walls are covered with untreated larch. Each unit has a total area of 35 square metres plus an 11 square metre patio, offering plenty of space for enjoying the woods from above.” – Livegreen Blog

Read and see more of the Baumgeflüster Treehotel