Treehouses Built by Kids

What do you think about treehouses built by kids?  Think about it…we all know that kids of all ages love treehouses.  Typically, though, parents build them for rather than with their kids.  Well here’s an awesome site I came across called Built By Kids, which cultivates family bonds by involving children in DIY projects — […]

Treehouse Food Gardening

Say it with me now: Treehouse food gardening!  You’ve probably never heard them in that combination, but don’t those 3 words sound great together? Treehouses and food gardening both represent a sense of self-sufficiency and commune with nature. So why not do them both? If your treehouse is snuggled inside the tree’s canopy, the first […]

Secret Treehouses

What’s cooler than treehouses?  Secret treehouses, of course!  Much of a treehouse’s appeal involves communing with nature, sharing some special bond away from the madding crowd.  When living in urban centres, this can be very hard to accomplish without a little secrecy. Secret treehouses are also a powerful way to return to that feeling of […]

Treehouse build Animation

A nice little animation of a tree house creation — built for his daughter — by reddit user doownek.

Baumraum builds another treehouse: Halle

I’m delighted by this little treehouse. Let me list the ways: First, the oblong shape is ideal: organic and efficient. That extra space provided by the curve makes it much more habitable than an A frame. At 11 meters off the ground, and nestled in the foliage, this treehouse is certainly not merely an outbuilding […]

Treehouse Playground Helps Children Heal

When Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it clocked in as the country’s deadliest ever.  It was the strongest storm to ever hit land.  It traumatized many, including children.  In order to help them get over their fear of water and renew their youthful spirits, Sagkahan Elementary School in Tacloban had a […]

ArborCasa built treehouse with bridge

An Imgur user named ArborCasa has posted photos of his treehouse build for a client. Quite a nice concept of bridging from the existing home deck over to a tree house platform perched in an old oak tree. Ladders and stairs are always an awkward problem for a stand alone treehouse design and this bridge […]

Historical Tree Trunk Rolling

These sections of tree were so big, it wasn’t really possible to drag them out like standard timber. So, they would roll them out using cables and horse teams. Sometimes, they would purposefully shape a round section to act as a roller — you can see in this image that they’ve smoothed the ends to form […]

Historical Tree Trunks Used as Campers

Sometimes, a man wants to stand out from the crowd. In this case, an early 1900’s fellow purchased a section of a massive Douglas Fir and hollowed it out to make himself a nice camper trailer for his truck. He was envied for his dominance over nature. Fashions happen in cycles, and today in 2014, […]

Historical Logging: Tree Trunks as Bridges

Back when massive trees were plentiful, folks would cut them down and use them as bridges. You could drive your car across the tree trunk no problem. You could also drive a stream train over one. Although, this would be seen as showing off. Fortunately, tree bridges like this were often a temporary measure, as […]