This treehouse is more like a ship. The owner in Hollywood had very little space in the backyard for the children to play in, so they commissioned this unique treehouse that comes complete with a cabin, a captain’s for, a bow and a stern. It’s rigged into the hillside using steel cables and anchored with concrete footings. The tree-ship is reached via two rope ladders and a sneaky trap door.
We’ve featured cozy tipis on Inhabitat before, but they were sitting in the top of a tree! The TreePi was designed for two young chidden in Santa Monica and consistent of a 25 tall treehouse covered with a recycled sailboat sail. The whole structure is anchored to the Canadian Pine with a cable support system and a trap door entry lets the kids get down to the forest floor.
The Geo Donar was made out of leftover cherry hardwood taken from the owner’s house remodel in San Diego, California and then covered in a recycled HDPE canopy. The dome is totally water-tight and zips up with marine zippers, and the exit is reached with a basket powered by an electric winch pulley system. It’s has a 14 foot diameter.