Gallery: 6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

Over the years Dustin Feider of O2 Treehouse has put together an amazing portfolio of unique treetop dwellings made of everything from wood to metal, and we've rounded up six of our favorites. We've featured his geodesic treehouses in the past, but this new collection demonstrates the talented designer's ability to adapt his creations to all kinds of unique sites and situations. Hit the jump to see a slatted treehouse, a tee-pee, and even a lotus-shaped retreat, along with a few others. Who knows - they might give you a few cool new ideas for your own backyard retreat!

Bamboo Tripod

Here is yet another unique treehouse design we’ve never seen before and this one only has a footprint of 80 square feet. The platform of this treehouse and bridge is supported with a tensegrity tripod made of bamboo. It has two hanging platforms connected with ropes and ladders so the kids in Venice, California can swing back and forth. A catwalk leads into a dense bamboo forest – the ultimate sanctuary.

Mulholland Slat Treehouse

The Mulholland Slat Treehouse is definitely unique. It was made from 70 vertical slats of FSC certified wood and then fashioned into a 10 foot cylindrical structure that was set 20 feet high in a live Oak tree. The sweep of the treehouse mimics the surrounding valley’s shape and permits slivers of moonlight at night through the slats.


These two lotus treehouses were pre-fabricated on site before they were installed around a live oak tree using a circular tube that supports cables tied to the tree’s branches. One of the structures is 8 foot in diameter and the other is 10 feet and they are connected by a cable car that provides quick transportation between them. They were made with sustainably-sourced materials.


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