Most little kids dream of having their very own treehouse getaway. For some, it becomes a reality that’s filled with a lots of imaginative play. Peter Nelson, an architect and contractor, as well as a family man, has brought new life to treehouses that will inspire the kid in all of us. In his latest book, New Treehouses of the World, Peter captivates readers with brilliant stories of secret hideouts and dream forts, from Long Island to Thailand and many places in between.
Nelson also designs and builds treehouses through his Seattle-based company TreeHouse Workshop, Inc. He believes they help children and adults alike reconnect with nature, as well as enjoy adventurous family time. Whenever possible, many of the houses are built using reclaimed materials and earth friendly practices.
The Driftwood Egg Treehouse was created for a Nescafe commercial on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
The giant, eyeball-like structure is called the Free Spirit Spheres, and is located in British Columbia. Designed specifically for adults, it was envisioned as a space for meditation, photography, canopy research or wildlife watching. The house on the right looks more in line with a traditional treehouse, except of course for its massive size and an amazing bridge that we’d love to play around on.