“Emmanuel Grymonpré has invented a new style of treehouse. The shelters he’s built in trees overlooking the Spanish Pyrenees don’t rely on any ground support. Instead they’re suspended like birdcages over 20 feet in the air by simple cables.”
via One-of-a-kind treehouses hung like birdcages near Pyrenees – YouTube.
“It’s one thing to build a treehouse for your kids, or to escape to a treehouse on an eco-vacation. It’s quite another to live in one full-time, in a residential community full of other treehouses, in the middle of a rainforest in Costa Rica!
Finca Bellavista, named for the river that flows through the region, sits in the trees above the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica.”
Read more about Finca Bellavista: A Community of Amazing Treetop Homes in Costa Rica | Apartment Therapy.
This is a design concept designed by Andrew Maynard intended to shelter environmental protestors during their demonstrations. I’m not sure too many environmental protestors have the budget to pay for such a rig, but it is definitely a cool tiny treehouse concept.
While this is a treehouse designed for kids, it’s a really inspiring design. I suspect it’s not completely practical with the translucent fiberglass cladding but the design was so well done I just had to share it with you. It was designed by Canadian designer Nicko Björn Elliott.
Here’s a post on Dornob with 20 whimsical treehouses designed and built by Blue Forest. Some of them are for kids, some for adults, and some are not exactly tiny but they are all definitely worth a look.
I’ve often thought that mirrored roofing would be great for keeping a house cool in hot weather but it never occurred to me that in a forest mirrors might actually camouflage a building. This is just a design concept so who knows how well this would work… but it definitely sparks the imagination.
Dans mon arbre is a treehouse company in Grenoble, France. Each treehouse they build is one of a kind and designed for each individual tree and client. I was really impressed with all the different designs they’ve come up with so far and the high level of craftmanship. The treehouse pictured here is especially cool with shutters and awnings that open and close to help control the interior temperature. I first spotted this on Inhabitat.