Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Treehouses

Here's a small sample of some treehouses or makers that capture my imagination, partly be because I'd like my own home to be a bit like a tree house (but also a beach house, space pod, 17th century castle etc.)

In the UK - Blue Forest Treehouses build bespoke or commercial for adults and for kids. They have also just started to build Eco-Lodges, the first one being in Spain.






The Treehouse Company built my favourite UK treehouse at Alnwick Castle. It's frightening to think what the Alnwick treehouse cost to build when you realise that the Magical Treehouse in Fife, Scotland (2nd photo below) cost over £40,000! (their website won't work in Firefox, use Explorer)...





Not for the feint hearted, this has an incredible spiral stairway taking you up to the Cedar Creek Treehouse Observatory in Virginia.



Also...
Free Spirit Spheres are completely circular units that can be hung in the trees or anchored to the ground.
o2Sustainability have made a geodesic looking dome type of eco-treehouse which looks incredible lit up at night so for me it fits with my treehouse love AND my love of lighting.


7 comments:

Fiona said...

Cally, is the Fife treehouse public? I live not too much further north than you and it looks a fab place to visit.

cally said...

Hi Fiona, As far as I know it's private but if I hear otherwise I'll let you know. You could try contacting the makers to see if they have details. I'd love to go an visit it too.

Jenn said...

wouldn't it be great to have a treehouse like that! just amazing! My son was amaazed!!

susan said...

i want to live in the first one at the top! so beautiful! thanks for sharring...

vegasandvenice said...

Yeah I am a total tree house nut too! I did a project on geodesic domes for my Architecture class and even built one (out of paper *smile*)

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh my what beautiful HOMES!
When I was growing up my four brothers and their friends decided to build a tree house. The tree was large full and big, it sat by a creek out in my Father's field. With steady effort and much work they accomplished a split level large tree house, It was the envy of everyone...not as spectacular as these but certainly well loved and lived in!

gracia said...

These are wonderful! Especially the first one...

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