Gallery: GREEN WEEKEND GETAWAY: Linda Aldredge’s Treehouse


If you head north from New York City and hang a left on Route 28 up near Woodstock you’ll find yourself on a very scenic drive through Catskill State Park. Verdant hills dotted with lakes and ponds seem to roll on forever in between the forested mountain tops.  It is here, up in the trees, that Linda Aldredge, the owner of LuLu Organics, built her weekend getaway. We came across Linda’s blog about her experience in the woods via a profile of her friends on The Selby. We immediately thought that Inhabitat readers would appreciate Linda’s treehouse as not only a sustainable shelter, but as a reminder of how functional and rewarding small and simple can be. Lucky for us, Linda graciously answered some questions and invited us for a treehouse weekend.

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  1. cosmictotem December 17, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I am looking to do something similar in the catskills and my funds are also a bit limited. I am curious how one does something like this in woodstock or the surrounding areas and stay in compliance with local building codes. Does anyone know? Or is there a way I can contact Linda and ask her? I just love the idea of this.Thanks.

  2. anahenry March 14, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I, my fiance and three homeschooled boys are moving to the Catskills to build our treehome this spring. We are both artists and are looking forward to spending more time doing what we love. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. CelebrateBig December 15, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Great treehouse! Love the deck, double levels, and windows.

    Linda mentioned that she would like a solar powered well pump but had been told they do not exist. They definitely do exist! A friend of mine just had one installed and it’s working great. Lots of options there, in fact. Just do a quick Internet search on solar pumps or check out ads in Mother Earth News.

  4. theokobox December 14, 2008 at 8:49 am

    This is my dream house- I have lived in the woods for many years, and used an outhouse, and even used a “spade” and spot in the woods like they do – I have been living in the city for almost 2 years now and can not wait to get back to this exact kind of lifestyle – this article is inspiring in the simplicity and beauty!!! LOVE love love….

  5. christianbarnardlandsca... December 12, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    What a great spot. This article has inspired me to pursue my cabin of reconnection.

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