Using reclaimed wood, the designer and his collective treehouse people have developed methods since the first building in 1993 for the arboreal structures balanced on living boughs and limbs that avoid stunting the growth of the tree.” – designboom
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Perched atop steel pylons that abstractly emulate natural branches, the project is not literally a tree house but rather a modern interpretation of one. The design pays the ultimate respect to the pre-existing tree, literally shaping itself around the contours of the trunk. Inside, a single glass cut out in the floor reconnects the tree house inhabitant to the tree itself, a respectful and subtle nod to Mother Nature” – ArchDaily
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Dwell in bliss like a local in north shore nirvana. the ultimate retreat for surfers, yogis and nature lovers, this jungle bungalow overlooks one of the most famous surf spots on the north shore. Climb 100 steps up a stone path winding through lush foliage to your tree house nestled amongst black lava rock, shaded by deep green canopy of Banyan, mango, avocado trees. fall asleep to the lullaby of the waves and awaken to the sweet songs of birds in the trees.
The unit itself is 250 sq. feet, loft above with full size cotton futon, full size Euro lounger below with pillow top below as well and features a kitchenette with granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, lots of windows with that spectacular ocean view.” – Airbnb.com
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The Roost Treehouse is made up of a series of pod-like capsules, which are harnessed to each tree in a way that neither harms the tree or prevents it from growing. These capsules enclose a central staircase that leads to the top of the capsule where an outdoor platform expands high in the tree’s canopy. Each capsule’s outdoor platform connects to create an overall platform structure, which also gives added strength and stability to the design.” – Inhabitat
The owner of this Carbondale property wanted a whimsical treetop sanctuary where his kids could indulge their artistic fantasies, so he sought out architect Steve Novy of Green Line Architects and designer and craftsman David Rasmussen of David Rasmussen Design. Together the three dreamed up a retreat that feels organic and playful—for both children and adults.” – The High Life | CH&L Magazine.
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Wanted to show you this awesome treehouse cabin rental that’s on Airbnb. It’s located in Cave Junction, Oregon and is completely elevated off the ground. As soon as you just look at it it must feel like you’re in some kind of wonder land.
It’s not a complete home (no kitchen or shower) but it does have a half bathroom. …Continues
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Here’s a tiny cabin/treehouse that I thought you would like. Although it was obviously built for kids, wouldn’t it make a great cabin/retreat?
And for those of us who want an off grid cabin, this would be a pretty neat way to do it.
For me this is the ultimate getaway/retreat when you really want to unplug and get away from it all.
I’d come here and shut off my phone and just relax either by myself or with someone special to me.
How would you like to be able to say, my other home is a bird house?
“Posting a birdhouse in the backyard is a great way to attract feathered friends, but some of the greatest fun tends to remain hidden from view behind wooden walls.”
A family treehouse becomes a cozy backyard overnight rental in Burlingame, California.
“The shape of this 100-year-old California coast live oak just begged to hold a tree house. Although it took a while to get the project started, the Studebaker family in Burlingame, California, worked together to build a special and soothing place. “Thinking back, I found motivation from a combination of just being a good dad and the opportunity to do something creative and highly original,” says Doug Studebaker. “Each of our three kids helped out from time to time, and in this way built up a little sweat equity and pride in the project.”Although the backyard tree house has served the family well, Linda and Doug Studebaker now rent it out to visitors.”