Category Archives: innovative

Treehouse Zip Lines

Ever fantasized about being on a mountain or up a tree and having a magical zip line that would zoom you through space?  That dream isn’t far from reality.  Wanna build an Ewok treehouse village, whisking from tree to tree?  Then zip lines are the way to go! 3 zip line resources to get you […]

Pass-through Tree Architecture

An example of architectural design that includes the tree within the structure — very applicable to treehouse design. Almost all single tree, and many multi-tree treehouse designs have to deal with the issue of accommodating the tree trunk passing through the structure itself. This is a hard problem because it is not possible to seal […]

The John Malkovich Treehouse

Did you know that John Malkovich had a treehouse? Here’s the scoop:  The year was 1993.  The place, near Malkovich’s Provence, France house.  A group of local residents was lobbying for a treehouse in a nearby park.   Malkovich contributed money to the project.  For those of you familiar with government reactions to treehouses, it will […]

Treehouse.com – Your Online Treehouse Supplies Store

So, you wanna build a treehouse?  Having the right equipment makes your job as easy and as long lasting as possible.  After all, who wants to put in days, weeks or even months of hard work only to see your structure buckle under poor design and build?  Treehouses can last for twenty or more years […]

Blue Forest – Treehouse Pros

David & I love to blog about treehouses.  But we’re also looking to make this site more useful to those who are looking for people who will either build or teach them the skills to build their own treehouses. In that spirit, here’s a company from England, called Blue Forest, that does just that.  They […]

One More Thing About That Luxury Treehouse…

On Monday I blogged about a Canadian luxury treehouse and was all smiles about the whole thing.  But that’s not the whole truth and it’s been niggling at me ever since. I wanted to be positive about the project because it’s too easy to focus on the downsides.  Towards the end of that article I […]

Canadian Luxury Treehouse

Here’s a story that I saw on page A13 of the August 5 edition of one of our local papers, the Province.  It features a $4.5 million treehouse that a couple, Shaun and Stephanie Mesher, had built for them near Comox on Vancouver Island.  The original building estimate was $900, 000; it just ballooned from […]

Michael Garnier’s Treehouse Village

I was talking treehouse at a friend’s wedding this weekend with one of the guests. He told me about this amazing video of a man in Oregon who built the biggest treehouse. I’ve heard the largest treehouse claim from various sources before, so I wasn’t sure if I knew who he was talking about. He […]

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen Shares His Building Tips

I came across this funny yet extremely informative video at the relaxshacks website. Both this video and the site have got a heap of useful information on how to build small places (read treehouses) with very little money, a lot of resourcefulness, and an environmental mind. If you’re thinking about building a treehouse (or even […]

Broccoli Treehouse

Okay, here’s a little fun one to round out your week.  I came across this wonderful idea on make.com.  If you can’t build a full-sized treehouse, consider scaling your project down.  waaaaaaay down, friends. Buy (or preferably grow) your own (preferably organic) broccoli, carefully selecting for a balanced canopy.  Next, get your hands on a […]

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