The Pinecone Treehouse: A Spectacular Tiny Home In The Trees

October 14, 2018 john 20 24917 14:30

This treehouse is one you need to see to believe. Shaped like a pinecone and suspended from a circle of towering redwood trees, this geometric masterpiece hangs suspended like an otherworldly temple amongst the canopy. Constructed by treehouse master-builder Dustin Feider, this home in the treetops is not only a work of art, but also…

Bliss of resting in a bubble atop a forest canopy near Paris

August 7, 2018 john 20 9774 14:37

When working in forestry, Stefáne Durocher used to sleep in a hammock high in the trees so when he moved with his family to a home bordering the Forest of Fontainebleau (outside Paris), he decided to go even higher and build suspended transparent tree tents for sleeping in the treetops. Stefáne suspended the see-through bubbles…

How a boatmaker blended math & craft in his round treehouses

June 11, 2018 john 18 1751 28:34

Ever since seeing Jacques Cousteau emerge from a globular bathyscaphe, Tom Chudleigh has been fascinated by spheres. A few decades ago he designed a orb-shaped houseboat and began building a prototype, only to decide it would work better hung in a tree. After a successful summer sleeping in the dangling globe as on-site housing for…

A Magical Tiny House named The Fortune Cookie – Inside Tour in 4k

October 19, 2017 john 13 5485 08:45

This is one of the first houses dreamed-up and built by tiny-house-maverick, Abel Zyl. It magical shape has inspired many other tiny house builds – all across the world! Check out the moon-window, arched entry door, and curved shower! Designed and built by Zyl Vardos – Olympia, WA, USA Images of the Original Fortune Cookie…

Life In The Trees With The Treehouse Masters

August 21, 2017 john 20 32686 11:48

Who wouldn’t want to live in an amazing home in the trees? The Treehouse Masters have risen to international fame for their incredible homes nestled amongst the trees. In this episode, we travel to Seattle, Washington to meet Nelson Treehouse and Supply, and visit one of their outstanding treehouse creations. If you’re interested in learning…

Dan Phillips turns backyard scraps in whimsical Texan houses

April 9, 2017 john 19 13663 17:22

Transforming wine corks and bottle caps into flooring, cow bones into countertops, frame samples into ceilings and old deck boards into doors, Dan Phillips believes a second life is possible building refuse. His company, Phoenix Commotion, turns trash into homes, employs “unskilled” workers and creates shelter for low-income families, but it’s not a non-profit. Instead,…

Asturian hórreo: old granary on pillars as tiny summer cabin

September 5, 2016 john 17 2844 11:47

In Northern Spain, small farmers have stored their crops in “hórreos”- a granary raised on pillars – since the 13th century. Mainly found in regions like Asturias and Galicia, this construction is now part of the architectural heritage and is protected by the government. Many homeowners have restored these elevated structures for storage, parking (underneath)…

Terunobu Fujimori’s floating tea houses celebrate impermanence

March 15, 2016 john 0 1744 00:16

The buildings designed by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori seem straight out of a fairytale, but it’s his treehouses- with names like the “Too-high Teahouse” and “Flying Mud Boat”- that seem touched by magic. When Fujimori designed his first building, he was 45-years-old and a well-known architectural historian and author so he felt pressure not to…

Treehotel: mirrorcube, nest, UFO treehouses in Arctic forest

January 18, 2016 john 0 7645 31:25

In the far north of Sweden in a very tiny town, Kent and Britta Lindvall – believing that if you build it they will come – built the world’s largest collection of designer treehouses. At their Treehotel you can sleep in the trees, just 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle, but sheltered in a…