I found the most amazing idea! Totally simple. Yet life changing!
Called a Tree Boat, it is nothing more in concept than a simple hammock, but perched high in a tree canopy, preferably beyond view of the ground, and if in certain trees, without view of the sky.
Imagine lying among the leaves of a living, breathing, moving tree. The life of birds and insects, perhaps squirrels or if in the right locale, monkeys or cats surrounds you as you become part of an environment we often forget exists right in our midst.
Strapped in and stable, though moving with the wind, you become part of a world that will remind you that humanity is not alone as a life force; that an intricate matrix of life exists and that the humble tree is host and enabler of a system of vast proportions.
Check out high-tech versions of Tree Boats here: http://bit.ly/bbIofF
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Ben Franklin
Date Added: August 24, 2010 | Comments Off | Filed under: Tree Houses — treeinabox @ 10:37 am
Another magical experience in a treehouse designed by architects to put you into nature in a dramatic way!
Accessed by retractable stairs and entitled Bird’s Nest, this treehouse is under construction and due to open next month in the Harads Forest in northern Sweden. Designed by Inredningsgruppen/Bertil Harström, it has a modern interior including four beds (one double and 2 singles); radiant floor heating, eco-friendly incineration toilet and a water-efficient lavatory.
Four Hotel Tree Rooms are already open in the Forest including the Mirrored Cube outlined in the post below. Rates are approximately $500 to $600 per night including breakfast. Comment below for email and rate info.
Date Added: August 4, 2010 | Comments Off | Filed under: Tree Houses — Tags: eco house, tree hotel, treehotel, treehouse — treeinabox @ 12:54 pm
Tree House II
Tree Houses have to be the GREATEST spaces!
As an architect, space transforms me. I FEEL a basement, I FEEL a large sunny room and I FEEL trees! And to be UP in them! Since I haven’t climbed trees much in the last few decades (a situation I intend to remedy) I have been exploring treehouses. Above is one I haven’t been in, YET! It is made of bent wood, is mostly open and puts you in the midst of pines. The smell on a warm day must be amazing.
In between more major posts I will be posting Great Tree Houses. If you know of some, send me pictures or links. I am boarding my parents at one in Southern Oregon in August and I am sending a friend in Sweden to the ones opening next week per the last post.
Open space, High Oxygen levels, those yummy Phytocides: (http://ow.ly/28Mee)
Date Added: July 9, 2010 | Comments Off | Filed under: Tree Houses — treeinabox @ 4:38 pm