Oftentimes – too often, it seems – we clear trees to make way for buildings. These structures turn that expectation on its head; every entry in this collection has been built to accommodate a tree or trees, in surprising and creative ways.
Before I was born, my mom lived in a treehouse in the Smoky Mountains and had a pet goat with one ear. His name was Van Goat. This was the late 70s, and even then, it was a unique lifestyle. But my how treehouse culture has evolved.
Like a tiny wooden spaceship, this two-story treehouse by the German treehouse design specialists at Baumraum is picturesquely perched over a pond, as if it's preparing for blast off.
Did you see Return of the Jedi as a kid and wish you could live in the trees in the middle of the forest, but your family and friends would all be connected in a community? Guess what: now that exists.For better or worse, we rely entirely on our IPhones and the regional 3G signal to connect to the internet,…
Birds are awesome. From a distance. Up close they are terrifying, startling creatures that will crap on you and swoop unexpectedly into your face, making you scramble to hit the deck. Now an avian slumlord has created a bird tenement capable of containing 76 birds—and one weirdo human—at a time.
You: I wanna put in a treehouse.
Community Board: Hell no, it won't match our ugly exteriors.
You: Oh yeah?
Two years ago I told you about Bellavista, the stunning treehouse community in Costa Rica's forests that looks like the Ewoks' village in Endor. They just upgraded it with 7.2mbps 3G access, and now they run 100% on solar power.
I never had a treehouse even though we had this fig tree that would've been perfect, so Design Blog's absolutely fantastical treehouses make me both resent my childhood and wish I was Peter Pan.