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

20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses « Dornob
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. Their specialty seems to lie somewhere between playful little fantasy structures and big educational spaces for children engaged in wildlife observation, forest ecology and related nature-oriented pursuits. Tree Houses

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: 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.

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

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 The Treehouse Guide - Tree house building and design reference 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.

mental_floss Blog & 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 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. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design).

Amazon Tree Houses | Happy Photon. Contemporary photography eZine Funny funny posts, glad most people like them. Image 1: is computer generated and photoshop, the image was a propsal for a client that never got built. Image 2: is a real Treehouse for children, yes it’s photoshop, but who cares Image 3: is a Treehouses in Fife, Scotland. Yes there’s been a bit of work done on the image the sky for example, it was horrible day TreeHouse Workshop, Located in Seattle, builders specializing in treehouse design and tree house construction for adults and kids 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.