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Reduce tree damage If a treehouse is designed poorly it is easy to cause damage to the tree, but by following some simple guidelines you can minimise damage as much as possible. It is impossible to cause no damage at all, but trees have evolved several techniques to tolerate damage and remain healthy. As trees are living organisms, they differ from familiar building materials in the following four ways. They can be infected by bacteria and viruses, causing loss of branches or death to the whole tree They slowly grow larger over time, increasing the diameter of their trunk every year They use a process called compartmentalisation to isolate damaged or infected areas They will compensate for a changed weight distribution Infections Airborne or insect-borne bacteria and fungi can infect a tree, causing localised rot and death and in some cases gradual or sudden death of the tree, eg Dutch elm disease and sudden oak death. Cutting the trunk or branches Nails and screws Bolts Slings, ropes and cable Growth over time

TREEHOUSE PEOPLE habiter autrement How to 2 Steps Part 1 Preparing to Build Your Treehouse <img alt="Image titled Build a Treehouse Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Choose the right tree. The health of the tree you select is absolutely crucial for building a foundation for your treehouse. <img alt="Image titled Build a Treehouse Step 4" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">4Talk to your insurance agent. Part 2 Making a Detailed Plan Part 3 Building and Securing a Platform Part 4 Laying the Deck and Railing Part 5 Finishing Up Community Q&A Add New Question How about lightning protection? Unanswered Questions Ask a Question Answer Questions Tips Warnings

So you want to install a Garnier limb? Author’s note: This post was originally published in late 2008, and for those of you about to try your hand at treehouse construction and setting Garnier limbs, I hope this gives you a good start. My treehouse business has since suspended operation, but I leave this post here because it still seems to help people find the knowledge and the courage to build a dream or two. For allowing me to be of that service, I thank you all. And remember, when doing any project, enjoy and stay safe. One of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do you install a Garnier limb?” My answer always starts with one word: Carefully. Garnier limbs are the foundation of the modern treehouse movement, and come in a variety of sizes to address different needs. The good news is, if you’re taking the time to look this up, you probably already understand that. You see, the Garnier limb is, quite literally, the foundation of it all. “Properly installed” being the key phrase in that sentence. Finding a tree Yup.

wilkinson tree house ShareThis Located on a flag lot, a steep sloping grade provided the opportunity to bring the main level of the house into the tree canopy to evoke the feeling of being in a tree house. A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room. photos by Cameron Neilson with additional photos courtesy of Apartment Therapy Wilkinson Residence Portland , Oregon 3000 sq. feet Designed: 1997 Completed: 2004Architect Robert Harvey Oshatz via Materialicous via Home -Reviews

A field guide We finished Irena's version 2.0 tree house this weekend. The kids and I have been working on it for 3 weekends, and this is as far as it's going to go this round. Along the way I came across several tree house videos that I would like to share (and store here) in case we ever go to version 3.0. Which is doubtful, because the "next level" in tree house architecture seems to get a lot more expensive and probably requires permits. Here is one amazing tree house from Wisconsin: A multi-level, multi-tree tree house with rope bridge and zip line: Another zip line: But this is the ultimate zipline, in Laos: A handicap-accessible tree house: This one deserves mention because this is the classic tree house, designed and built by a kid, apparently on his own, apparently out of scrap lumber scavenged from construction sites: Want to build your own tree house? This seems like cheating, but it is a nice-looking house: These are tree homes, really, rather than tree houses: Tree House Living (For Adults)

This Self-Healing House uses plants, moss, and birds to create a living facade | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building Some might think metropolitan living means you can’t commune with nature, but designer Edwin Indera Waskita’s Self-Healing House shatters that misconception. Waskita’s project transforms barrier-like walls into a scaffolding for plants, mosses, and birds to mingle with the human residents inside. By encouraging the growth of plant life, birds are lured to the spot and deposit seeds for more greenery to grow. The result is a space that perfectly unifies nature and modern living. Waskita’s proposal would create a balanced symbiosis with the surrounding natural world while providing housing for those in the world’s busiest cities. The “Self-Healing” home features an exterior “ecological skin”. Related: Biodesign Competition winners announced – algae takes center stage For the hard structure of the home, bio-concrete will be used. The Self-Healing House is a demonstration of how buildings can become living structures to work within a bigger system of interconnectedness. +Self-Healing House

Shipping Container Housing Guide Have fun Treehouses are fantastically exciting places for children to play. They conjure up Just William like images of muddy boots, scraped knees, and shining happy faces of kids having countless adventures outdoors in the fresh air. However, the prospect of putting together your own treehouse can be quite daunting. But the rewards are well worth the effort, especially if you involve your child in the process. Building things together can be a real learning and bonding experience for you and your son or daughter, and it can create memories you’ll both treasure for a long time to come. A home made treehouse that your kids had a hand in creating will also hold far more value to them than a costly Wendy house that just appears one day in the back garden. Here’s my quick guide to building your own treehouse. Location, location, location The biggest challenge of building a treehouse is finding the right place to put it. Construction There are as many ways of building a tree house as there are trees.

the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture | Brittlebush Shelter [ home ] Brittlebush is an experimental desert dwelling for winter residents at the Taliesin West campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. It was designed and developed by graduate student Simón De Agüero. A steel structure frames three-inch rammed-earth walls surrounding a patio, fireplace and bed. Approximately 90% of the steel in the project was salvaged from the school scrap yard;100% of the earth for the walls was from the school property;100% of the wood used for the formwork was salvaged from onsite renovation waste. Erik Krautbauer, a student in the Bachelor program at the School, was the assistant project manager. The structure can be visited on the student-led Taliesin West Desert Shelter Tour, Saturdays at 1:30, mid-November through mid-April. Photo 2010 Simón De Agüero Photo 2010 Simón De Agüero Simón wishes to acknowledge the following participants in the design and construction of Brittlebush: Special thanks to project supporters:

Construire une yourte : plans et conseils gratuits Nichée dans la campagne drômoise, la yourte de Mathurin Costechareire est un véritable lieu de vie atypique. Une réalisation exemplaire et un parti pris écologique… Charpentier, couvreur, zingueur et dessinateur dans un bureau d’études sur les constructions en bois, Mathurin Costechareire a choisi un projet hors normes… « Un de mes amis, charpentier, avait construit une yourte et l’habitait depuis un an. L’idée m’est venue de faire la même chose. C’était la seule façon d’avoir un logement spacieux et agréable avec le budget que je m’étais fixé », explique-t-il. Huit mètres de diamètre, une surface de 50 m2 au sol, plus une mezzanine de 20 m2 (coin couchage), le prix de revient de son habitation défie toute concurrence : 11 000 €, hors aménagements intérieurs !