Category "treehouses"

Treehouses in the Sky

Assembling platforms that are magnificent high up in the tree tops, designing your own treehouse-layouts and meeting great folks sounds right for you? Perhaps you recall our friend Charlie from Fall City/Washington, if you saw „Treehouses Masters“ on Animal Planet? He is just about to reactivate the treehouses workshops that are infamous after a lengthy break and ’s a great man.

Well, everything you can learn in four days, that is. Date and location will be released shortly, in the meantime it is possible to sign up to keep posted.

He developed the idea of having an own refuge in the trees before that, when a number of good buddies and he started to assemble a treehouse from fallen wood in the woods. He explained about that magic place, hidden beneath a classic beech tree right next to a little idyllic mountain stream. Week after week his friends and he met at the campfire, encouraged more friends, played with some music, listened daydreaming and continuing to construct the cottage they felt like. Everyone was profoundly thrilled with this mystifying area.

„That was the time I realized that I need to build treehouses – I needed to create more magic locations like that and looked into myself.“ So fate took its course. Fortunately enough he was enabled to write his civil engineering thesis to the trees about treehouses and their accessory: „ That was the final motivation and I instantly started planning my first very own little house.“

The remainder was hand improvising on site and drawing little by little.

How did you start then?
With a pencil and the bare essentials. First of all I desired it to become an oasis of peace, an unique place much from lifestyle, where you can dangle your legs and soul. A place to sleep and a tent-feeling was additionally vital that you me. Therefore I took a cozy bed as foundation and planned a straightforward house around it with a construction as open as possible.

Which materials did you use?
So the roof shingles, the weathered wood, patio and outdoor siding are made for the remainder I used spruce wood, of larch wood that was local. Indoors I also used larch siding, which creates a pleasant contrast between the reddish wood and the spruce rafters that were vivid.

Lots of some neighbours, friends and my family – that work becomes real pleasure! Thanks again for the strong support!

How did you really locate the area that is perfect?
The house sits in a comfy corner on my parents property close. Right there’s a little stream which then vanishes into a cave and burbles. Therefore I had to build on posts, sadly the maple and the large ash are on the neighbours property.

Would you reveal for us the building required you?
More than I believed – classic.

Tell us which encounters did you gather during construction?
I learned releaving it would be to exercise a craft, how satisfying it really is in order to see and feel what you executed after a day of work.

Therefore to me the project undoubtedly was a turning point in my life. I was always scared off by the idea to shrivel in an engineers office in front of the computer. I thought: If I shrivel, I shrivel in the clean atmosphere.

Now I ’m a proud member of the company, doing my apprenticeship as a carpenter and I’m quite happy! The blend of creative freedom, craft, wood and fresh air is only what I’ve constantly been searching for!

Completely I learned once more how important it’s to let yourself drift with your dreams and to listen to your gut feeling, as opposed to observing other peoples thoughts and matters!

What would you say is special about your treehouses?