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6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 2, 2012 @ 12:06 pm In Architecture,Treehouses | No Comments



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Bamboo Tripod [6]

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.

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Mulholland Slat Treehouse [7]

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.

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Lotus [8]

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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Blum House [9]

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.

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TreePi [10]

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.

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The Geo Donar [11]

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.

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[3] O2 Treehouse: http://o2treehouse.com/

[4] unique treetop dwellings: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-south-african-home-sits-amid-the-treetops/

[5] geodesic treehouses: http://inhabitat.com/o2-sustainability-treehouse-by-dustin-feider/

[6] Bamboo Tripod: http://o2treehouse.com/bamboo-tripod

[7] Mulholland Slat Treehouse: http://o2treehouse.com/mulholland

[8] Lotus: http://o2treehouse.com/lotus

[9] Blum House: http://o2treehouse.com/blum-house

[10] TreePi: http://o2treehouse.com/treepi

[11] The Geo Donar: http://o2treehouse.com/geo-donar

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