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Ha! No idea but I sure wouldnt want to sit below it.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:What is with the scrambly wood stuff to the right?


It looks like modern art--making extra tree trunk sculpture from scraps. Look at the second picture in the link.

Quite the building. Either he is really good at engineering, the trees are REALLY stout, or they have had zero wind. Ten stories up those trees should be moving a LOT in the breeze.
 
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Hubby was drunk when he stacked the firewood?

 
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I like this one, built out of stuff from Craigslist.

http://www.businessinsider.com/materials-on-craigslist-used-to-build-treehouse-2012-6

 
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we used to sell produce to the folks at treehouse workshop. nice people. very nice treehouses. far beyond what I could afford.
 
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You might want to check out our album at GreenBuild TV on facebook, we've got tons of examples.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.276574899094954.66761.167318430020602&type=3
 
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i was looking for a specific port townsend treehouse i know, but found this one.
 
                        
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i hope this is what you meant by posting on permies. any who this is a good video of treehouses. enjoy. http://vimeo.com/22217881
 
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to jack, i think this is where my stepson worked for awhile!
 
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Here's a great treehouse I found at http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/09/15/12-unusual-and-creative-tree-houses/. There are 11 more at this location. I've noticed that some tree houses get to the point where they are really a house where you let a tree live up through it. There's so much house that the tree is incidental. I like the ones that look like a regular person could have built them.
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Hmm... More realistic tree house:

http://sugarmtnfarm.com/tree-house-time/
 
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Here are some really cool ones:

http://www.nachi.org/treehouse-inspection.htm

Cool site: http://sergioleoneifr.blogspot.com/2012/01/this-tuesday-slifr-tree-house-v-2011.html

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/
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http://www.costaricatreehouse.com/







 
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Woah. I do kind of feel that elves/ewoks/Navi will pop out from behind a tree at any moment
Shed envy, treehouse envy...does anyone have any cool privy shots? Start a dunny thread and we'll have a triumvirate of covetable outbuldings!
 
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Free Spirit Spheres, set among the tall trees of the west coast rainforest of Vancouver Island, Canada (http://www.freespiritspheres.com/index.htm)


 
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http://www.costaverde.com/727.html

Good reuse of a Classic 727.
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I stumbled upon this during an intense YouTube session and appreciated some of the practical, nuts and bolts, content.


 
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Interesting coffee table stuff. Any information on where in the US we can legally build and live full time in a treehouse?
 
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Doing just a little more digging with the above video as a starting point. It looks like Michael Garnier has done a fair bit of work in the getting things permitted space. One might start looking on his site at construction and engineering plans and stand on the shoulders of the work he's already done...

http://garnierlimb.com/treehouse/construction/engineering.html

Also the Earthship bunch has done a lot of work on their "Pockets of Freedom" map to identify counties where building permits are not a hinderance. If you can build an earthship, a treehouse shouldn't be a problem either.

http://earthship.com/pockets-of-freedom
 
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What would you say about this



After all, all the tree houses mentioned above are amazing.
 
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Here is a whole community of treehouses. Finca Bellavista
 
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James Graham wrote:Here is a whole community of treehouses. Finca Bellavista


WOW!

And then there is this picture




With the magic words "reserve a treehouse"!
 
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I love all of these. I've seen several on freecabinporn.com. I have a question' maybe you folks can help me...

I was a long-time, loyal subscriber to a magazine called readymade for several years until it folded and stopped coming to my house. I recently went thro all my back issues and got rid of a lot of them or cut out the articles I liked and ditched the rest. My problem is that I vividly remember one issue with an amazing backyard treehouse that included a description of the build.

Here is a bit of help for anyone who may know what I'm talking about. I remember that the guy who built the treehouse in the article was one of the magazine staff. The treehouse wrapped around a large tree, maybe an oak. The framed out floor was held in place with a system of ropes while he secured it to the tree trunk. The final product had a porch on the front and was large enough and strong enough to hold the weight of two adults...

Anyone? I need to go back through the couple of full issues I kept, but I know I didn't cut it out and save it. I hope I still have it because I have a huge oak in my backyard that would be perfect and I have a 3 year old who is dying for me to build him a treehouse.

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help!
 
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I don't have any tips for Lucas on that treehouse he's trying to track down. But I did run across this today, a bicycle powered tree house elevator:



Amazing. Abe at Home ReSource said that here in Missoula, between Freecycles and Home ReSource, you could make one of these easily.

 
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Florida Barker wrote:Interesting coffee table stuff. Any information on where in the US we can legally build and live full time in a treehouse?


Florida, there is this guy, Pete Nelson, in Washington State who builds treehouses. He built enough tree houses in one place that they are now an event and retreat center. See his website at http://www.treehousepoint.com. I'm thinking these treehouses must be legal structures to operate this way.

Here's one of his called The Burl:



There are loads more pictures at the site linked above.

Pete Nelson's website also has more pictures, plus a fairly helpful page on permitting: http://www.nelsontreehousesupply.com/permitting-treehouse.html.
 
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Once every season I sit down and search for new treehouse pictures and videos. It's a fetish. It's a dream of mine, since I could remember. I'm surprised to still catch a few new treehouses that I've not seen before, in this thread. Great thread!

I swear, someday I'll live like the folk at Finca Bellavista. That's just so right.
 
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Here is a tree house in Guatemala built with "tuk tuk" taxi materials. (the exterior was wrapped with the plastic material covering a tuk tuk:

Nate at returntotheforest.org
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This treeshouse was built by some folks I know in the Seattle area.





Credit: Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Enchanting sanctuary in the woods features mega-luxe treehouse
 
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A practical, do-able, kid friendly tree house that doesn't even need to touch the tree!

Lots of other great reads at Dorothy Ainsworth's website.

I think lots of permies would lover her website.
 
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These are some brilliant treehouses. I'm planning on building one myself. Do you guys have some suggestions of where to find more inspiration? I have found https://www.bookatreehouse.com/ with quite some interesting tree houses but would be glad to find a site with more properties. Any suggestions are welcome!

 
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Peter DeVries wrote:These are some brilliant treehouses. I'm planning on building one myself. Do you guys have some suggestions of where to find more inspiration? I have found https://www.bookatreehouse.com/ with quite some interesting tree houses but would be glad to find a site with more properties. Any suggestions are welcome!


(Belated) welcome to permies, Peter! Wow, that bookatreehouse.com is like airbnb for treehouses - very cool!

I mentioned it above, though worth repeating: http://www.treehousepoint.com/ has some amazing treehouses.

You might also try asking Wild Tree Woodworks - David Geisen learned from the guy at Treehouse Point (I think) and has been featured on a treehouse documentary/reality show.

Michael Murphy, of Barefoot Builders is another treehouse builder that I've met, who has also worked with David of Wild Tree Woodworks.

While both of these guys are in Washington State, I wonder if they'd know others elsewhere.


 
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