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20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses

20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses
Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults. Some of the most fantastic plans and ideas can be traced to specialist designers and builders – and pictures of their work can provide some of the best inspiration (as well as an informal visual guide) for do-it-yourself recreational, residential and commercial tree buildings. Blue Forest is one such company, but far from the only one. The trick is to find a balance between safe and fun – railings are a must, as are sturdy supports, but whimsy and asymmetry help make these places feel more organic and engaging for younger visitors in particular. Some take on the character of a playground, with ropes, ladders and low elevations – or are more like the traditional club-house spaces we associated with ‘tree houses’ from our childhood. Some are like mansions, fortresses or castles – just set up on stilts instead of sitting on the ground. Related:  InterestingTree Housesdawnherndon

How To Actually Win A Fist Fight Ok, well, with the response from yesterday's post, I felt compelled to go ahead and do this. Without further ado: You know it has to be said, first sentence, first paragraph: the best way to win a fist fight is not to get into one in the first place. No shit, sherlock. Every single mens magazine who has ever attempted to publish an article like this has started (and ended) exactly that way and is usually devoid of any real information - sometimes because someone on the editorial staff wanted to avoid putting the periodical at risk for a lawsuit; other times because the author has absolutely no clue what they’re talking about, so they cop out with this “Verbal Judo Wins The Day!” It’s common sense - avoid fighting if at all possible. So... The Basics First, you need to know a few things: You are going to get hit.When you get hit, it does not feel good. Confidence CANNOT be overvalued in a fight situation. Your Stance Your stance is the way you stand and position yourself during a fight.

Terrific Treehouses: 10 Brilliant Topiary Masterpieces Terrific Treehouses: 10 Brilliant Topiary Masterpieces It’s inescapable– the urge to walk away from our civilized lives and find peace in nature. For every cubicle and cookie cutter suburb, there’s a man or a woman who desires for an escape to our natural roots. Treehouse living has been the dream of many since childhood, and to celebrate our drive to escape here are 10 of the very best treehouses in the modern world. 02 Sustainability Treehouse Looking to elevate your living a bit? 02 Sustainability Treehouse Gallery 4TREEHOUSE by Lukasz Kos The 4TREEHOUSE treetop dwelling by Lukasz Kos is as much modern as it is natural. 4TREEHOUSE by Lukasz Kos Gallery Peter Frazier’s Treetop Office If you really want to escape the rat race, here is the office for you. Peter Frazier’s Treetop Office Gallery Baumraum Treehouses When it comes to modern treehouses, there is no name more respected than Baumraum. Baumraum Treehouse Gallery Harad’s Reflective Tree Hotel Harad’s Reflective Tree Hotel Gallery

Ultimate Underground Home: Converted Nuclear Missile Silo « Dornob Like something straight from a science fiction or horror movie scene, this underground nuclear missile silo was once a dank, dark and deserted structure of interest to no one – until man saw past the pooled water and cracked concrete and began to build by hand the ultimate underground dream house for himself in the family. Occupying only a third of the nearly 20,000 available square feet of total military base, Ed Peden and his family live in a world of weird wonder purchased for a relative pittance at $48,000 and derelict for decades when he went to buy it. On the surface, former escape hatches now look like castle turrets and a shack-like structure is about all there is to mark the entrance to this domain. Fortunately for the family, the gigantic missile bay was an early model set horizontally in the ground – a parked rocket-loaded truck was designed to drive out, angle the rocket and fire if needed.

70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier | Learn This - StumbleUpon I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B, where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Believe that even the smallest compliment can save someone’s life 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70.

Treehouse Living: Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica Treehouse Living: Finca Bellavista, Costa Rica Not far off the Pacific coast in the Costa Rican jungle, a community has taken to the trees to craft a new, sustainable life off the grid and away from urbanity. Finca Bellavista is a community of long-term residents and travel guests housed in a network of tree houses built right into the rain forest canopy. Perched above the forest floor, these tree houses are connected by zip lines and sky bridges, accessible by stairs and ladders from the ground level. It’s the Swiss Family Robinson come alive, created by a duo of dreamers who had enough of on-grid living in the United States. Founders Matthew and Erica Hogan created Finca Bellavista not as their own private escape, but as an evolving community that is continuing to attract traveling guests and established residents alike. That’s not to say that modern touches aren’t available at Finca Bellavista. The nature around Finca Bellavista is the central focus of community life.

Face to Face with Most Dangerous Animals Voices - StumbleUpon Fantasy Forest Tree House 8:57pm | Aug 21st, 2010 If this looks large to you, imagine how big it would seem to someone half your size or smaller. Like some childrens picture-book come to life, this ‘Enchanted Forest‘ wooden tree house may look a bit kitsch to us as adults from a design perspective – but for kids it is one very cool combination of fairy tale magic and real-life adventure. Held up by a combination of wooden beams and actual tree trunks, a spiral staircase connects this series of interdependent levels to effectively create a single (narrative) structure out of a number of semi-autonomous rooms and floors along the way. Each platform affords places to play as well as increasingly interesting views of the surrounding treescapes. -Via Dornob stumble Tumblr

Breed Guide & Compatibility Chart - Justpuppies.net Surviving the Apocalypse: An Extraordinary Guide : Extraordinary Intelligence 2012 Doomsday. Nuclear Winter. Global Warming. Above are just a handful of ways that people believe our world could end… or at the very least be drastically changed. So let’s suppose that something dramatic does happen on the planet, wiping out many if not most of the people. The following is my list of ultra important items and skills to have as a Post-Apocalypse survivor. Part 1: Items for your “Bug-Out Bag”. It is said that each one of us should have a bag or backpack readily accessible filled with essentials that we could grab in a pinch if stuff hit the fan in an instant. Survival Food: High in Fat and Calories/Carbs to give you the energy needed while in flight. Clothing: A spare pair of shoes, a rain poncho, a warm sweatshirt, hat. Water: A few bottles of water and ideally a means to purify water. Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier Shelter: A roll up tarp or tent and a sleeping bag will work. First Aid Kit: Bandaids, antiseptic, gauze, aspirin tablets, etc. Important odds and ends:

Tree House by Safdie Rabines Architects Since the mid-1990s, recreational tree houses have enjoyed a rise in popularity. They are built among the branches, around or next to the trunk of one or more mature trees, and are raised above the ground. Tree houses can be used for recreation, work space, habitation or as temporary retreats. Wood is commonly used for structural parts and cladding due to its strength, light weight and low cost. Steel is used for brackets, cables and bolts, including specialized tree bolts capable of supporting up to 6,000 pounds. via safdierabines.com

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