Gallery: TREETOP OFFICE: Eat Your Heart Out, Cubicle Warrior

 

One look at this office nestled amid the treetops and you might contemplate how to change your life in order to have a workspace with such an incredible view. Peter Frazier, a customer experience consultant, decided after years of working at an office and gaining over 50 pounds that he needed to make a change in his life – so he built this incredible office in the woods. Set amongst the trees above Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington, his lofted cube serves as a workspace and guest room, and it has a green roof on top too.

The gorgeous office sits below the main house and is nestled into the trees to blend in to its environs. With glass on three sides of the cube and a cantilevered deck overlooking the Bay, Frazier has plenty of inspiration from his desk. The green roof on top helps insulate the little office as well as camouflage it within the forest – from above the cube would practically disappear.

Frazier knows for certain that his home office helps him lead a healthier lifestyle. He eliminates his commute by working from home, has more time for his family and to spend outdoors, and has devised a better system for working. To avoid back and sciatica problems Frazier works standing up, which probably also gives him a better view of the ocean. His desk consists of a plank of cedar, and there are no extra desk chairs, lamps or extraneous items in this simple and uncluttered office space.

+ Peter Frazier’s Flickr Stream

Via Lifehacker

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5 Comments

  1. Homes4Success February 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Judging from some the comments already posted here and other posts, there are always those who try to kill off any dreams right from the getgo.

    When I saw this photo, I LOVED the IDEA of it, and just revelled in the feeling and possibilities it invoked. People just love being around nature, and we are so starved of it. THAT is, I believe, the intention of many of the posts from inhabitat – to excite our imaginations, not to go and replicate and consume and destroy.

    It’s not about ethics and destruction and waste. It’s about imagination, reconnection and looking for solutions.

    I LOVE many of the posts that your supply. You are an abundant source for my imagination and creativity.

  2. questioning November 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    It’s probably irresponsible to laud illegal building on unstable hillsides in sensitive ecosystems, don’t you think?

    And yes, I’m familiar with the area. That whole hillside is unstable–look at the cant of the trees. None of those homes have any business being there–but it’s high dollar real estate and, well, special concessions are often made for those who can afford them.

    Maybe we can find more ethical projects to promote. . .

  3. StructureHub August 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Unlike the MercuryHouseOne ( http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/06/mercuryhouseone-mobile-solar-powered-lounge/ ), this office is just plain neat. It packs utility, light-impact living/working, and healthy habits into a simple structure that is easily replicable (w/o the need for the latest in technology, either) and stylistically “contextual.” I’d wager that it was affordable too! Bravo Peter!

  4. Bridgette Meinhold Bridgette Meinhold August 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks for the correction Brian – meant to write ocean and accidentally wrote lake. It has been corrected.

  5. Brian Lang August 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    That’s not a lake. That’s the Pacific Ocean

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