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Projects for beginners, with or without trees

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True treehouses

Houses supported entirely or mostly by a tree or trees. For houses with ground support, see houses on posts.

Hemloft
A finely finished treehouse built in secret in the forests near Whistler in Canada. Since its revelation, the Hemloft is being moved to Canada Wilderness Adventures as part of their collection of recycled buildings.

Corbin Dunn's treehouse
An amply equipped treehouse built 25 feet from the ground on a hill in Santa Cruz, California. Corbin used to live there full time but the treehouse has since collapsed.

Ken Godfrey's treehouse
Cable supported structure with a range of hardware examples to reference and useful detail in the photos and notes.

Shepfarm treehouse
Large deck with an ongoing timber framed house and suspension bridge, using Garnier Limbs and cable supports.

Gusick treehouse
Two treehouses in small trees, built over a few weekends.

The Korowai
Documentary of native peoples' treehouses. These are the most extreme and amazing treehouses you are likely to see! They cling up to 25m/82ft high in gravity defying perches on top of trees that seem barely able to carry their load. Yet the Korowai actually live and carry out their daily lives in these outstanding places. Make sure to click on 'Slideshow'.

Linda Aldredge
Large treehouse getaway in Catskill State Park, New York. A life-changing project, as can be seen in Linda's blog.

Zoe
Small, maple based treehouse.

Mark Foster
Slideshow about a small treehouse built in the corner of the garden.

Treehouse and 'Margaritaville' deck
Two treehouses built from an incredible range of reclaimed materials in Perth, Ontario, Canada. Treehouse fever is setting in - there is already talk of a new treehouse to be added to the group.

Shechter Family treehouse
Spacious treehouse built between three trunks. Camouflage paint blends the structure with the tree. Also illustrates the potential problems of working from long ladders.

Patrick's treehouse
In my view, this is what treehouse building is all about. Never mind $100,000 mansions in the trees - just grab some wood and a hammer and get started!

Mark Morrow
Excellent treehouse set high in an oak overlooking a lake. Uses sliding metal brackets for support.

Guy Mauchamp
Treehouse in Dijon, France.

Cabane Passion
Michel and Alex's treehouse with a lot of photos and details on the techniques used to build. The site is currently in French only, though an English translation is planned.

Keith and Lisa's treehouse
A great house set in two large pines. The house has several 4 foot wide windows, shingle siding and a traditional trapdoor in the floor.

Erik's treehouse
Two children's treehouses and some model treehouses.

Finca Bellavista
An ever-increasing collection of treehouses built in Costa Rican rainforest. The project is run as a residential development with building lots for sale, as well as accommodation for visitors. Only treehouses are allowed to be built, to preserve the structure and ecosystems of the rainforest. Electrical power comes from solar and a hydro system. Internet and drinking water connections are provided to each lot.

Blogs

Treehouse by design
Treehouse news and stories from David Montie.

Dan Wright
Tips and advice for those building themselves, written by the owner of Tree Top Builders in Pennsylvania.

16 Feet
Heavy duty treehouse using custom built metal brackets and a cable suspended support method. Fitted with a wood stove for winter visits.

This old treehouse
Children's treehouse set between four trees.

Home Tree Home
Collection of treehouse news from Italy and around the world.

Danny Sullivan
A 'treehouse in a week' project built in summer 2007.

La Cabane de Vincent
Blog about Vincent's treehouse building projects in France.

French treehouse
Built across several oak trees and suspended from chains to allow movement.

Treehouse Chronicles
From the author of Treehouse Chronicles, a diary of treehouse stories and excerpts from the book.

Photos only

CET photos on Flickr
Design and progress images of the Countryside Education Trust study centre (Hampshire, UK).

Valle de Sensaciones have a couple of small treehouses at their retreat.

Wordplayer treehouse in Los Angeles.

Joanne and Harry Neely's treehouse

Parshley Treehouse
Using Garnier Limbs fitted by Michael Garnier himself.

Sanna's Bag

Jason Hill

French treehouse

Treehouse selection
A series of treehouses with a brief description of each.

Treehouse Massage
In Austin, TX.

Video

Treehouse time lapse

Kevin Mullin's treehouse
Two platforms built with knee braces in a stand of pine.

Holly's treehouse
Small treehouse with staircase in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Nicholas Von der Bosch's treehouse
A shingled spherical treehouse on cables that can be raised and lowered on the tall post to which it is attached.

Bewilderwood, UK
Brief intro to this adventure park in southern England. Several treehouses and rope bridges.