Treehouses

Designer Transforms Old Bike into Pedal-Powered Elevator

Designer Transforms Old Bike into Pedal-Powered Elevator

After completing his gorgeous 30 foot high treehouse, Ethan Schussler scoffed at the idea of having to climb up and down a giant ladder all day. Rather than abandoned his tree top escape, the designer put

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Charming Tree Snake Houses Stand on Stilts at Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort

Charming Tree Snake Houses Stand on Stilts at Portugal’s Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort

Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort is a quiet retreat in the Parque de Pedras Salgadas, a pristine national park in northern Portugal. The popular spa & nature park started with seven little cabins perched on

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

Some of us were lucky enough to have moms or dads build treehouses for us - for the rest of us, there's Benjamin Jones. The artist recently brought his colorful TreeHouse made of sustainable materials to

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Embryo Treehouse by Antony Gibbon Takes Biomimicry to New Heights

Embryo Treehouse by Antony Gibbon Takes Biomimicry to New Heights

“The Embryo derives its name from the early stages of development in nature and how we need to re address the way we live in today's society that is more ecological and simpler way of living than

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AA Students Build a Gorgeous Cocoon Treehouse Retreat in England

AA Students Build a Gorgeous Cocoon Treehouse Retreat in England

The temporary frame for the structure was constructed using only four untreated sheets of plywood and one locally milled cedar tree. The strips were bandaged together to create a façade stiff enough to

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6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

Raindrop-Shaped Treetents by Dré Wapenaar These dewdrop-shaped Treetents by Dutch sculptor and designer Dré Wapenaar were originally created to make life a little more comfortable for tree-sitting

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Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Back in the day, our grandparents didn't give us much more than a handful of toffees and a few shiny nickels. But these lucky grandsons received something much more spectacular from theirs—an

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New Biodiversity Treehouse Planned for the Eden Project’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

New Biodiversity Treehouse Planned for the Eden Project’s Largest Indoor Rainforest

The Rainforest Canopy Walkway is planned as a timber and steel-framed decked walkway that will serve as a treetop route around the biome. The Biodiversity Nest will lie right in the middle of the

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Bossley Architects’ Thorne Bay House Grows Around Trees on a New Zealand Beach

Bossley Architects’ Thorne Bay House Grows Around Trees on a New Zealand Beach

The site of this residence grows from the black volcanic stone that litters the beaches outside of Auckland. The site also has many pohutukawa trees growing on it, and since the owner and design team

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Roel de Boer Imagines a Utopian City Filled with Treehouse Pods

Roel de Boer Imagines a Utopian City Filled with Treehouse Pods

Roel De Boer imagines a city full of treehouse pods instead of high-rise apartment buildings. It might not be particularly realistic, but it's a fun thought experiment. “Imagine a treehouse that is

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Charming NYC Townhouse Comes with Its Own Treehouse

Charming NYC Townhouse Comes with Its Own Treehouse

We think we can pretty much crown whomever purchases this amazing NYC townhouse with its very own treehouse as the most spoiled person ever. Jealousy aside, it's a lot of fun to take a little photo tour

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Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair. The company sought to create an easily

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Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

While rustic on the outside, each of the tree houses is adorned with luxury furnishings - mostly made with natural materials - for optimum comfort. Naturally lit and ventilated thanks to wide openings,

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Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse Provides a Cozy Vacation Hideaway in the Woods of Vermont

Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse Provides a Cozy Vacation Hideaway in the Woods of Vermont

Albeit tucked away in the woods and lit up like a Christmas tree at night, the Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse comes with all of the amenities of the modern world including electricity, heat and even a small

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TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

When you're out camping in the woods for a couple of days, particularly with kids, it can be tricky to keep supplies to a minimum—which is where the Treepee could come in handy. Designed for imaginative

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The Invisible City: Temporary High-Tech Treehouses Could Transform London’s Parks

The Invisible City: Temporary High-Tech Treehouses Could Transform London’s Parks

Instead of experiencing parks as patches of urban greenery that act as oases detached from the city, Invisible Works hopes to introduce a whole new set of structures that would help transform the way city

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Stilts: Inhabitat Monkeys Around in Sustainable Kenyan Treehouses

Stilts: Inhabitat Monkeys Around in Sustainable Kenyan Treehouses

We had a chance to chat with Andy about the genesis of Stilts, which was carefully designed to have the smallest possible impact on this section of Coral Rag Forest. While the Kenyan-born business owner

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New Book ‘Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air’ Features 50 Breathtaking Tree Houses from Around the World

New Book ‘Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air’ Features 50 Breathtaking Tree Houses from Around the World

Nothing captures our collective imagination quite like a majestic treehouse. Tashen's new book Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air features stunning images of 50 of the world's most amazing tree

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Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Antwerp’s MAS Museum lent the people at Time Circus an old unused crane on which the collective built their cool green space. Anchored at Bonapartedok, the experimental space is designed to engage

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Antony Gibbon’s Inhabit Treehouse Lets You Sleep High Up in the Trees

Antony Gibbon’s Inhabit Treehouse Lets You Sleep High Up in the Trees

Inhabit is a contemporary structure with a very sleek and minimalist design. It can be built in a variety of different settings depending on the site. Antony Gibbon Designs respect nature and insists on

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Texas Man Builds Network of Treehouses to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline on His Property

Texas Man Builds Network of Treehouses to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline on His Property

Photo by NPR In east Texas, there is an awe-inspiring network of treehouses perched eight stories above the ground. It's not an eco-resort or some dreamer's getaway - the treetop settlement was built

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Baumraum Creates Self-Sufficient Treehouse Retreat in the Forests of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Baumraum Creates Self-Sufficient Treehouse Retreat in the Forests of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

The project is a joint initiative between Sappi, an international paper producer, its communications agency Proximity, the Flemish Forest and Nature Agency and the city of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.

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Mahinui Na Lani: An Amazing Treehouse Retreat Near Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano

Mahinui Na Lani: An Amazing Treehouse Retreat Near Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano

Roderick Romero designed this incredible Mahinui Na Lani treehouse at Kilauea Volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. If features stained glass by local artist Seneca LaLonde and a cedar hot tub set high up in

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Talks to Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer of SHFT.com

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Inhabitat Talks to Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer of SHFT.com

Adrian Grenier (of Entourage fame) and Peter Glatzer (a veteran film producer) founded SHFT.com, a sustainable site that brings together Grenier and Glatzer's background in film with their passion for the

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Nendo’s Ando Momofuku Center Tree House is an Apartment Building for Birds!

Nendo’s Ando Momofuku Center Tree House is an Apartment Building for Birds!

Lead by founder Oki Sato, Nendo produces refined, simplified forms that evoke emotion in viewers. In this piece, we see that repeated forms of various shaped pitched roof houses with circular openings are

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UK Blogger Kevin Langan Challenges Himself to Build 100 Huts Exclusively From Natural Materials

UK Blogger Kevin Langan Challenges Himself to Build 100 Huts Exclusively From Natural Materials

Kevin Langan is not fully content with his warm, central-heated family home in Glasgow, Scotland.  To reconnect with nature and test his comfort level, he has decided to fashion 100 huts from natural

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Dramatic Dartmoor Treehouse is Woven From Wood Like a Bird’s Nest

Dramatic Dartmoor Treehouse is Woven From Wood Like a Bird’s Nest

Jerry Tate Architects and carpenter Henry Russell worked alongside students taking a 'Spatial Structures' course at this summer’s Dartmoor Arts Week just outside of Exeter. The brief began with a family

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Australian Scientists Create Salt-Based Batteries For Affordable Renewable Energy Storage

Australian Scientists Create Salt-Based Batteries For Affordable Renewable Energy Storage

Solar Array Photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia have developed a sodium-ion battery that could make renewable energy technologies more affordable. The salt

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Twig Case Co.’s Paper and Bamboo iPhone Cases Feature Eye-catching Laser Engraved Graphics

Twig Case Co.’s Paper and Bamboo iPhone Cases Feature Eye-catching Laser Engraved Graphics

Been on the lookout for a new iPhone case? Twig Case Co. has created a beautiful series of laser engraved iPhone cases constructed from FSC Certified paper and bamboo. Made locally in Minnesota, the

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HOW TO: Re-purpose An Old Window Into A Beautiful Planter

HOW TO: Re-purpose An Old Window Into A Beautiful Planter

MATERIALS What you’ll need: An old window Measuring tape Hand saw Drill Wood screws Lumber for the front and sides Lumber for the base Wire mesh for the base Wire to hang the

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