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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Be in a Treehouse with Pete Nelson

Spring is here and with it thoughts turn to another season of treehouses.  Pete Nelson’s timing is therefore impeccable.  In the interview, above, Popsugar.com reporter Allie Merriam interviews renowned veteran treehouse designer Pete Nelson on his latest publication. Pete Nelson’s new work is appropriately called Be in a Treehouse.  Appropriate because it imparts how to […]

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Historical Logging Transport

Back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, when it came time to transporting large trees out of the woods, steam train was the way to go. The scale of the logs makes the train look like a child’s toy.

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Historical Logging

There were massive trees back in the 1800’s, and if you wanted to cut it down, you had to really earn it by hand.

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A Treehouse Comic Book!

Check out this cool new treehouse comic book.  Situating a story line around a treehouse…what a great idea!

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Activist Treehouse On The Endangered List

  On Wednesday, an Australian court ordered the removal of the Little Red Toolangi activist treehouse. The touchstone treehouse serves as a forest community centre for resistance to VicForests’ clearcutting practices. It’s ironic that the courts are so adamant that this treehouse come down when VicForests clearcutting, which exterminates homes for species like the Leadbeater’s […]

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