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Treehouses for All Occasions

There's something about a treehouse that appeals to all of us. Maybe it's the view, or getting close to nature, or reliving childhood memories. There are many ways to enjoy treehouses, no matter what age you are. A Treehouse Protest Beginning in 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill spent two years in a treehouse, 180 feet up in a tree named Luna to protest old-growth logging. Her treehouse was only a 6x8 foot tent, but she had plenty of visitors and conducted interviews via cellphone. The Treehouse as Art The Steampunk Tree House is a 30-foot-tall interactive work of art first exhibited at Burning Man. Hotels Sanya Nanshan You can find treehouse hotels all over the world. The Tree Houses Hotel The Tree Houses Hotel is a bed and breakfast in Costa Rica, in the rain forest near Arenal Volcano. Cedar Creek Treehouse Cedar Creek Treehouse at Mt. Permanent Homes If you want to live in a treehouse all the time, there are ways to do it. Grownup Retreats Treehouse Teahouse Free Spirit Spheres For Kids Tree Tent

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Walstrom House by John Lautner October 13th, 2011 John Lautner was a California based architect that built very inspiring public buildings and private residences. The Walstrom house was constructed in 1969 into the side of a hill in the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles. My main interest in this home is of course the use of wood, but also the asymmetrical structure. Photos by Jon Buono Sleepbox 01 by Arch Group Russian architects Arch Group have completed the first of their tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. The Sleepbox unit at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport contains two beds and can be rented for between 30 minutes and several hours. The pod is equipped with LED reading lamps as well as sockets for charging laptops and mobile phones. This booth is constructed from ash-veneered MDF, although future units could instead be made from metal or glass-reinforced plastic.

A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights The Luminarie De Cagna is an imposing cathedral-like structure that was recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival was host to almost 30 exhibitions including plenty of 3D projection mapping, fields of luminous flowers, and a glowing phone booth aquarium, however with 55,000 LEDs and towering 28 meters high the Luminarie De Cagna seems to have stolen the show. ( via stijn coppens, sacha vanhecke, sector271) tree tents by luminair nov 26, 2012 tree tents by luminair ‘tree tents’ by luminairall images courtesy of luminair Eco-Lodge Tree House Accommodation at Fair Oak Farm Each of the two eco-lodge tree houses provide luxury self-catering accommodation for two people.... for grown-ups who want to fulfil their innermost childish dreams. Clad with sustainable timber and fully insulated, exceeding residential building regulation standards, these spacious lodges contain a Queen size double bed, en-suite wet room & wardrobe, seating and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen and sheltered balcony. Accessed via their own winding gravel path from a dedicated parking area, the eco-lodges are hidden amongst mature trees including magnificent Scots Pines and other native specimens. Working with the Weald's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, historic maps show that the tree line is an ancient boundary which existed thousands of years ago. Located on the edge of the gardens and providing complete privacy, the eco-lodge tree-houses are accessible from other accommodation at the farm.

tiny victorian cottage Tiny Victorian Cottage [via The New York Times "Home&Garden"] The most adorable little victorian cottage ever. Sandra Foster turned a Catskills hunting cabin into the romantic Victorian cottage she had always wanted, using vintage columns, flooring and wavy glass windows, and doing the carpentry herself. This cottage is only accessible via a stone crossing over a stream. La cabaña más pequeña y adorable del mundo. Sandra Foster transformó una cabina de caza en la cabaña que ella había querido siempre usando columnas vintage, suelos y ventanas de cristal ondulado y haciendo los trabajos de carpintería ella misma.

Tiny House on a Trailer with Two Lofts and Big Porch This tiny house on a trailer is completely unique. The house is 24′ long and 8′ wide. The tallest point on it is 13’5″. Incredible Home URGENT: Computer Backup Required Matt Folson - Microsoft Specialist Your computer has become slow, unresponsive, displaying errors, or has started experiencing other issues. These issues are often caused by Viruses, Malware, or improper maintenance of your system. Malware and Viruses can cause program lock-ups and crashes, unwanted pop-ups and ads, slow PC performance, system freezes, start-up and shutdown problems, error messages, and total system failure. Inspiring Tree House by KAA Design Group The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects is actually developing into the one-stop destination for amazing architecture. This time around, the KAA Design Group introduces this Tree House in Manhattan Beach. With lofty Southern Californian coasts to the fore, the unitary house (which obviously is not a tree house) combines aesthetic exteriors with stunning interiors studded with wood, concrete and glass. Appealing to the green-minded, the houses’ eco-friendly aspects are all taken care for with heating and cooling solutions, natural ventilation and exposure.

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover.

Sanctuary in the foothills of the Himalayas Jun23 Advertisement Discovered on Sotheby’s International Realty, this magnificent architectural masterpiece is nestled on a beautiful four acre property, located in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the foothills of the Himalayas. The entire residence and surroundings have been designed by renowned architect Bill Bensley to provide the ultimate in luxury living, creating an environment rich with modern comforts yet complementing Northern Thailand’s rustic natural beauty and charming traditions.

Yurt Lady After working exhaustively with the building department, plans were approved and I started to get to work. Actually, I started spending gross amounts of money to have other people start work. Although I was the official general contractor, I worked very closely with my framer who helped me understand the steps along the way and I took care of all the babysitting/haranguing of subcontractors. Whenever I could, I would do it myself, but unfortunately, that wasn’t until much later in the process.

Top 8 Most Amazing Tree Houses Tree houses are buildings constructed among the branches or next to the trunk of one or more mature trees, and are raised above the ground. Tree houses can be built for recreation or permanent habitation. Generally, the term “tree fort” is used only for recreational structures and not permanent homes. In this post you can see the 8 of the most amazing tree houses ever built.

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