Tafline Laylin

Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

by , 12/13/11



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Jono explained to us in an email that when he was a kid he used to source his salvaged materials in sometimes not-so-legal ways (like from the neighbor’s yard) but now he says he uses Facebook to ask friends for any scraps they have lying around. But don’t be concerned because this tree hut is completely structurally sound thanks to computer simulated stress calculations.

A licensed builder, Jono’s brother provided help with the walls and plaster, and no permits were necessary since the team stayed within New Zealand’s legal restrictions for treehouses. But for us, the most exciting feature of this project – apart from the fact that it is so beautifully tucked away in the towering trees – is a drawbridge that was built out of recycled timber and mechanized with an upcycled gate motor! When asked what he would say to anyone thinking about building a treehouse, Jono said, “Choose a tree, acquire some materials and get building! Once you get up there and started you won’t want to stop!”

If you love high-flying tree houses like we do and want to see how one gets done, check out Jono’s blog for a step by step look at how this awesome project took shape.

+ Jono Williams

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4 Comments

  1. Grant12345 October 24, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Cool hut, pity I hear that Jono is a real douchebag in real life…

  2. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin December 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Why not make your own?

  3. irfansherazi December 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Awesome stuff !! I Wish I would use these guys to build something like this in India……..

  4. Bantimurung objek wisat... December 14, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Might be your best writing I have seen!

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