Treehouses Hung Like Birdcages

The folks at faircompanies.com visit an amazing grouping of treehouses.

“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.

A Community of Treetop Homes in Costa Rica

Amazing photos of a treehouse village.

“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.

 

Treehouse for Play

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.

Treehouse for Play

Mirrored Tiny Treehouse

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.

Mirrored Tiny Treehouse

Dans mon arbre

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.

Dans mon arbre