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Egg-Shaped HemLoft Treehouse is Nestled in the Forests of Whistler

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 6, 2014 @ 2:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Treehouses | 2 Comments

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Lovingly constructed over a period of several years with mostly recycled materials [1] and help from friends, the HemLoft is truly one of the most perfect treehouse designs we have seen over the years, and we have seen a lot of tree houses [2]. After building a model to test its strength, Joel and his architect friends made the egg-shaped mini-home a little broader in order to increase the interior space. Nifty pop-up windows provide light and ventilation.

Joel kept this project a secret for three years, certain that Canadian officials wouldn’t be thrilled to learn that he was essentially squatting on land that borders a very wealthy neighborhood, but he eventually contacted Dwell Magazine [3], which was the first publication to break the story. The HemLoft has its own website now [4], which we urge you to visit, because there’s even more to this heartwarming tale – including love! Plus, Joel is looking for advice. What should he do next?

+ The HemLoft [4]

Via Adventure Journal [5]

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[1] mostly recycled materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycling

[2] we have seen a lot of tree houses: http://inhabitat.com/6-high-flying-treehouses-for-the-true-escapist/

[3] Dwell Magazine: http://inhabitat.com/tag/dwell-magazine/

[4] The HemLoft has its own website now: http://thehemloft.com/

[5] Adventure Journal: http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/04/weekend-cabin-the-hemloft-whistler-b-c/

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