Category Archives: urban

Work in an Office Treehouse

Okay so maybe you never got that treehouse you always wanted as a child. And maybe you don’t have the space or the time to build one of your own anytime soon. Sounds like you need an office treehouse. Introducing Treehouse 2. These innovative office designs by Dymitr Malcew, and pictured above, are inspired by the look […]

Is Your Treehouse Illegal?

Is your treehouse illegal? It’s a question that, sadly, is an important one to ask before you start building. If you’ve been reading our articles over the years, you’ll know that all too often something as innocent as building a treehouse can send you straight into the middle of a legal nightmare. Take this recent […]

Treehouse Art Challenges Urban Perceptions

Treehouses are being installed in the trees of downtown Edmonton, Canada. University of Alberta industrial design grads Sebastian Sauvé-Hoover, Brad Comis, and Danielle Soneff, operating as the Threshold Art and Design Collective, came up with this treehouse art idea.  They each designed treehouses based on actual houses found in the city. The treehouse art is being featured […]

Tentsile: Treehouses for Non-Builders

Do you want a treehouse but don’t want to have to build one?  A lack of time, energy, confidence or skills, are among the biggest barriers to making your own treehouse.  And that’s okay — treehouse building isn’t for everyone. But it doesn’t have to limit you from living the dream.  There are lots of […]

Bosco Verticale Redefines Treehouse Living

  Bosco Verticale, which translates from Italian as “the vertical forest”, is a whole new concept in living with nature. Not everyone has the luxury of access to wilderness in which to commune with nature.  In increasingly populated urban centres, many are deeply hemmed in by city with the nearest natural areas being a few […] – Treehouse Ideas Galore

  Always looking for new treehouse ideas?  As summer transitions into fall and our days of treehouse living and building get harder, I’m super excited to share a new find with you! Someone I know facebooked a blog post from this awesome website called My post was going to be about the article I […]

House in the Clouds

I came across an intriguing article on 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 It was originally made to look like a house in […]

Hackberry Auto House

Another testament to the strength and perseverance of trees. This is a Japanese hackberry tree, which sprouted from a seed dropped in a junkyard by a bird, and after 25 years, has managed to lift a car in the air. Various other parts are arrayed around the trunk as branches of the tree grew through […]

Urban Treehouse Living with Shipping Containers

For more on the ‘treeless treehouse’ theme, German designer Lars Behrendt has conceived of an incredible tower called the Lotto Turm. The tower uses 55 shipping containers stacked up into the shape of an urban residential and office space treehouse. The structure is designed to look as organic as possible with a spiral pathway that […]

Steampunk Metal Treehouse

BoingBoing has a video piece on the Steampunk Tree House — a 40 foot tall metal sculpture created by a group of artists in Oakland CA for Burning Man 2007. More photos found on Flickr and detailed information on the Laughing Squid blog.