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Geodesic Dome Treehouse Made by a 23 Year Old

Posted By Adele Chong On April 4, 2007 @ 9:45 am In Architecture,Treehouses | 16 Comments

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As a nod to childhood treehouses and those good old days of youthful splendor, Dustin Feider [2] obsessed himself with developing the perfect eco-friendly version of the tree sanctuary. After much trial and error, the 23-year old freelance furniture designer came up with a unique and green take on the conventional kiddie sanctuary which he dubbed the O2 Sustainability Treehouse [3]. Inspired by the construction of Buckminster Fuller’s [4] infamous geodesic dome, Feider discovered that by following Bucky’s [4] lead, he could use less material and construct a more stable structure than that of the ‘traditional’ treehouse – most importantly, without at all harming the tree.


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Feider’s [2] makeshift abode truly stands out, particularly at night, when the translucent 1/16th inch triangulated polypropylene panels that make up the structure appear to glow from within. Half of the panels open up, allowing for ample air circulation as well as a gorgeous lightshow during sunset when the treehouse casts purple-ish shadows. All the materials used for the treehouse are entirely recycled – and while the original O2 Sustainability Treehouse [2] is 13 feet wide, interiors and sizes can be customized according to customer specifications.

We’ve mentioned the O2 Sustainability Treehouse [3] before, but recently spotted these gorgeous new photos and wanted to highlight them again.


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[2] Dustin Feider: http://www.o2sustainability.com/#

[3] O2 Sustainability Treehouse: http://inhabitat.com/2006/03/20/o2-sustainability-treehouse/

[4] Buckminster Fuller’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/ecotreehouse2.jpg

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