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10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs & Building Ideas

10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs & Building Ideas
10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs, Ideas & Kits Article by Urbanist, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category. As a young child (or perhaps even an adult) who hasn’t dreamed of living tree houses? Some structures are built on trees or hung from trees, but some unusual tree house building designs are even grown from trees or built right into a tree. Some people live in trees as a luxury, some to help save the environment and others out of tradition or necessity. Here are ten incredible tree house building designs and ideas that range from functional to fanciful, sustainable to strange and affordable to incredibly expensive. Baumraum treehouses blends classic notions of a simple wood structure in a tree with modernist angles, clean lines and other design elements. The mobile, durable and somehow fanciful Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from anything from trees to buildings and rock faces. , interesting tree houses in the United States

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New Tree Cabin Features Rooftop Deck & Top-Down Entry Not to be outdone by the Mirror Cube or Bird’s Nest, this latest lofted tree hotel room in Sweden seems to shoot through its forest surroundings – a suspended steel bullet in the sky. Unlike its cousins, the means of support are attached at the top, with the cabin hanging from tree-connected steel beams. Likewise, an upper bridge leads to an entryway on the same level as the roof deck, with occupied spaces sitting below. Cool Interior Tree Home: Best Kids Bedroom Design Ever? There are a lot of ways to make a nice bedroom, but for kids there is an element of excitement that is just as important as bedroom size and style. As these pictures illustrate, a cool bedroom for children can be a virtual fantasy world in itself – in this case by making the outdoors the driving interior design idea and central concept of the bedroom space. Complete with climbing ropes, ladders, swings and all kinds of hidden storage spaces, this bedroom brings all of the elements of an outdoor play space inside and makes the room feel like a self-sufficient home at the same time. The best part, of course, is the tree house in the center of the room – who would not have enjoyed that as a kid growing up? Though this kind of cool bedroom design for kids can of course be contracted out to someone else like Kidtropolis, it is also perhaps an opportunity for a fun do-it-yourself project that engages children in the activity of designing and building their own space.

New Zealand’s Whimsical Yellow Treehouse Restaurant The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant by New Zealand based Pacific Environments Architects Ltd. (PEL) is a stunning architectural feat perched high above a redwood forest. Appearing for all the world like an enormous chrysalis grafted onto a 40-meter-high redwood tree, the project is constructed of plantation poplar slats, redwood balustrading milled at the site, and it makes extensive use of natural lighting throughout. When approached by the Yellow Pages to design a treehouse, PEL jumped at the chance.

New Tree Cabin Features Rooftop Deck & Top-Down Entry Not to be outdone by the Mirror Cube or Bird’s Nest, this latest lofted tree hotel room in Sweden seems to shoot through its forest surroundings – a suspended steel bullet in the sky. Unlike its cousins, the means of support are attached at the top, with the cabin hanging from tree-connected steel beams. Likewise, an upper bridge leads to an entryway on the same level as the roof deck, with occupied spaces sitting below. Inside, the living room faces a fantastic view down the steep slope and up the next rise, while the bedroom behind likewise looks out on the forest surroundings but without being visible from the ground below. Long windows along each side provide nearly 360-degree perspectives on what lies on all sides. The Treehotel in Sweden Treehotel, is a gorgeous collection of five uniquely designed treerooms, located in Harads, Sweden … The Mirrorcube The Bird’s Nest

How to Make DIY Stairs Out of Plywood! For those of you wanting to make your own stairs, perhaps an addition to your home where it needs it, here’s a great tutorial/example on how to make stairs out of plywood. The amazing part? This guy used just one sheet of plywood to make the stairs you see here right now. The hardest part about making your own DIY stairs seems to be planning and making sure you cut out the right pieces. Nevertheless, I think I will bookmark this, surely there will be a time when someone needs it. This project uses only one sheet of plywood.

Cell Phone Spying: Is Your Life Being Monitored? It connects you to the world, but your cell phone could also be giving anyone from your boss to your wife a window into your every move. The same technology that lets you stay in touch on-the-go can now let others tap into your private world — without you ever even suspecting something is awry. Long gone are the days of simple wiretapping, when the worst your phone could do was let someone listen in to your conversations.

fuck yeah treehouses! fuck yeah treehouses! For the love of treehouses. Submit? A dream treehouse · Sheepy Me I've always wanted a treehouse when I was a child but living in a city made it a little difficult. Instead, we would built forts, tents or just crawl under the bed to play. It's weird right now but back then we really loved having those hideouts where nobody could find us. We could stay there for as long as we wanted. Baumraum Treehouses Some of us think that our far off ancestors lived in the trees — and during our childhood, when our thoughts and memories are most pure, we yearn to climb trees growing in our gardens, in our parks, in our cities. As we get older, the urge to climb trees subsides as we ride elevators up to our offices in the sky and look out across the cities where we live. Yet occasionally, as we’re sealed up tight in our artificially climatic spaces, we long for a breath of fresh air.

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