Treehouses

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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The Original Tree Swing’s Latest Pied Piper Craft DIY Treasures for Kids

The Original Tree Swing’s Latest Pied Piper Craft DIY Treasures for Kids

The Original Tree Swing’s Pied Piper Crafts brings parents several new Waldorf-inspired DIY kits for kids (mostly six and up). With the Pied Piper kits, kids and parents have all the basic ingredients

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Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand

Shelter of Nostalgia is an Indoor Treehouse That Sparks Imagination in Thailand

Worapong Manupipatpong wants to bring out the inner child of visitors to the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. A wizard of timber, the Thai designer constructed a simple indoor treehouse called the Shelter

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Enter Your Ideas That Matter In the ‘A Gentleman’s Call’ Competition – You Could Win $100k to Make It a Reality!

Enter Your Ideas That Matter In the ‘A Gentleman’s Call’ Competition – You Could Win $100k to Make It a Reality!

Do you have a world-changing idea under that thinking cap of yours? Maybe a design that could provide clean drinking water to those in need, or a program you think could change the education system for

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Low-Impact Island Retreat Provides Protection From the Elements Near Auckland

Low-Impact Island Retreat Provides Protection From the Elements Near Auckland

Island Retreat is a family vacation home made up of three buildings situated around a central courtyard. Situated above Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island, the home includes four bedrooms, a large shared

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Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Two Blue Forest Treehouses in Edinburgh!

Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Two Blue Forest Treehouses in Edinburgh!

JK Rowling has thrilled millions of children around the world with her Harry Potter books, but now the multi-millionaire is treating her own kids to two magical tree-top turrets custom-built by treehouse

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French Artists Create an Aquarium Telephone Booth for Lyon’s Festival of Light

French Artists Create an Aquarium Telephone Booth for Lyon’s Festival of Light

French lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino's aquarium is probably one of the craziest phone booth transformations we've seen! As phone booths become less and less useful

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British Farmer Plants Heart-Shaped Meadow in Honor of Late Wife

British Farmer Plants Heart-Shaped Meadow in Honor of Late Wife

Winston Howes, green thumb and hopeless romantic, planted 6,000 oak trees in the shape of heart in his South Gloucestershire meadow 15 years ago as a tribute to his late wife, Janet. His stunning

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Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

With the help of a team of "crocheteiros," Olek completely covered the massive alligator in colorful yarn and ribbons. Kids can climb in, through and on top of the brightly-colored alligator, which loses

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Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Cambium is a company based in German's Allgäu region that specializes in treehouse construction, suspended rope and bridge courses, and forest climbing equipment. The Erlebnest is made of a steel

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Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

British Street Scene Photos from Shutterstock A report published by the RAC Foundation (an independent motoring organization) states that almost a third of the front gardens at 20.8 million UK homes

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Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

We recently showed you some great upcycled products by Patrick Kerti's Berlin studio Showraum, including a cute expresso coffee maker-lamp, a coat hanger from old typewriter keys and a recycled cardboard

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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Yi Yvonne Weng's concept includes webbed mesh in three densities, the least dense of which contain metal rods for structural support. The mid-layer has a medium density so that birds may easily pass

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Scientists Propose Using Artificial Volcanoes To Stave Off Global Warming

Scientists Propose Using Artificial Volcanoes To Stave Off Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock Here at Inhabitat, we've covered many unusual geoengineering schemes that all claim to reverse the effects of climate change and potentially save the world. But this proposal

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SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

Each of the oval “rooms” in the treehouse are connected, but designed for separate activities -- one for standing, one for sitting down, and one for sleeping al fresco. Each area is intersected by a

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Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Fann prefers to use Eucalyptus branches because they are strong, flexible and last longer than other branches. He harvests them by cutting them off healthy trees, careful not to cause any damage. Then,

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Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Using the existing landform to their advantage, JMD Design created a series of sweet worm holes and slides, some that are quite steep, along with a 12 meter high treehouse tower that overlooks the

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

Sure, you could go to a regular old beach, but doesn't a pop-up pool surrounded by shipping container architecture with breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan sound a lot more enticing? It may sound

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Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

Fiber-Grass is a sustainable mixed-use development in Greater Noida, which is located about 25 miles southeast of New Delhi in Northern India. The project, designed by Dinkoff Architects & Engineers,

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Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

London’s super-solar Blackfriars Station is halfway to becoming home to the world’s largest solar bridge. Solarcentury began construction on the ambitious project last fall, fitting the bridge with a

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Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Being Nature by Studio Bijan H envisions a nearsighted biotechnological future, which proposes the wielding of specific plants for the growth and re-articulation of architectural elements. The vivarium

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