treehouses

August 28, 2006 at 8:24 pm 2 comments

More complex than you probably know, treehouses are built around the world by different cultures and are an amazing hybrid of human shelter and organic, living material. Finding ways to build on top of and within a tree poses specific problems of cohabiting without damaging as well as human comforts. The organic, almost build-as-you-go aesthetic of some of these dwellings can be a direct reflection of the individuality and idiosyncracies of each tree they inhabit.


The Treehouse Book, by Peter Nelson, David Larkin


Treehouses of the World by Pete Nelson, Radek Kurzaj


treehouses, South China

Treehouses. - The first part of this book explores the history of the treehouse, while the second looks at treehouses today. Finally, author Adam Mournement goes through the practical basics of treehouse building, showing how simple it is to build your own palace in the sky without harming the trees.

Not all treehouses are fifty feet above the ground.
protesters treehouses, UK 

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Entry filed under: adaptation, architecture, construction technique, uncategorized.

Threetwoone.org diagrams website grafting & interarching

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  • 1. daisy and dulcima  |  March 10, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, we were thinking of building a treehouse this summer and the first inspiration we saw was in a magazine in a swiss hotel. A picture of the treehouse on the front cover of one of your books. You have given us many ideas so thank you!! We thought maybe having three storeys was a little ambitious for beginner treehouse builders though (well, daisy did). Thank you, they all look great!!

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  • 2. daisy and dulcima  |  March 10, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, we were thinking of building a treehouse this summer and the first inspiration we saw was in a magazine in a swiss hotel. A picture of the treehouse on the front cover of one of your books. You have given us many ideas so thank you!! We thought maybe having three storeys was a little ambitious for beginner treehouse builders though (well, daisy did). Thank you, they all look great!!

    Reply

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