Advertisement

Treehouses

Good Thinking

CanopyStair helps you traverse the treetops

Many children have such a fascination with climbing trees that they end up persuading their parents to build them a treehouse. This offers peace, tranquility, sanctuary, and a place to connect with nature. Unfortunately, adults lose the desire to climb trees, but perhaps they wouldn't if there was an easier way to climb up into the canopy. Enter CanopyStair.Read More

Architecture

OAS1S imagines sustainable "treescraper" communities

Here's a concept for a forest retreat that's a little different from the norm. Holland's OAS1S has envisioned an eponymous community of dwellings that are covered in greenery and resemble trees. Constructed from recycled wood and operating off-grid with the use of sustainable technology, the whimsical homes – or "treescrapers" – would make walking along your street feel more like a stroll through a forest.Read More

Tiny Houses

Twin treehouse boasts its own skate bowl

Though tiny houses and treehouses often pack impressive amenities, it's a safe bet that few have the Cinder Cone treehouse beat when it comes to having a good time. The recently-completed multi-platform treehouse features a suspension bridge, and boasts both a full-size skate bowl and wood-fired hot tub. Read More

Architecture

Lionel Buckett's extraordinary treehouse hotel in Australia's Blue Mountains

When we visited Australia's Blue Mountains earlier this year to feature this extraordinary clifftop cave, we had no idea that the cave itself might not be the most amazing piece of architecture on the property. Almost as an afterthought, Wollemi Cabins owner and master builder Lionel Buckett invited us down to yet another secluded pocket of the gigantic wilderness area to discover another gem: his treehouse cabin. Built around a turpentine tree and fireproofed against the harsh Australian bushfire season, it's a magical space with profoundly stunning views.Read More

Tiny Houses

Kristie Wolfe builds a tiny slice of paradise on a shoestring budget

Designer and dressmaker Kristie Wolfe is the handy type, and a few years ago she dove headfirst into the small living movement, constructing herself a 9 sq m (97 sq ft) home in Boise, Idaho. This proved so successful that she decided to build another, this time an off-grid vacation home in Hawaii. The recently-completed treehouse cost around US$11,000 and took three months to build. Including travel costs, the purchase of land, and all additional expenses, the whole project came in at just $23,000. Read More

Architecture

Dom'Up takes camping in the trees to new heights

Dutch arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne and architect Nicolas d'Ursel from Trees and People have invented a new suspension style cabin called Dom'Up. This innovative treehouse draws inspiration from tree camping and traditional treehouse structures. The end result is a tree shelter that's reported easy to install and leaves no trace or impact on its surrounding environment and trees.Read More

Cacoon hanging treehouse for all ages

Treehouses are one of those childhood obsessions that never lose their appeal for many people, even after making their way into adulthood. Unfortunately, society frowns upon grown-ups messing around in treehouses, but Cacoon could possibly make the form factor acceptable for everyone, regardless of their age or level of maturity.Read More

    Advertisement
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    See the stories that matter in your inbox every morning