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mmp architects treehouse

Are you looking for a design plan for something more upscale?  mmp architects have released their floor plan for this Australian luxury treehouse. Image from: designboom.com

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 […]

House in the Clouds

I came across an intriguing article on dornob.com about water towers that had been converted into living spaces. The images I’ve featured are from what appeared to be the least citified conversion — the House in the Clouds in Thorpeness, a region of Suffolk, England. It was originally made to look like a house in […]

Wood Disk Camouflage Foliage

Treehouses are a wonderful way to integrate a small private space within a natural wooded environment. However, due to the often ‘grey-area’ nature of such structures in a legal sense, most treehouses are clandestine endeavors that rely on a low profile to survive. Building high up in the trees offers some benefits in terms of […]

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