Tuesday, August 28, 2007


An interesting piece in the Seattle Post Intelligencer by Cecelia Goodnow about new treehouse designs and technology. Treehouseworker artist Lolly Shera says of her own treehouse which has full electrics, insulation and alder panelling: "This is a deeply creative place. I don't have any distractions. There are no 'voices' in here. There's no pull to do the laundry. When it's blowing hard this structure moves, and it feels like a boat that's moored. It groans and creaks. It's like being in a live animal. There's a soul in it that, if you're open to, you can feel."" Goodnow says that treehouses are now being used increasingly as 'escape pods' for babyboomers. She writes:
"Though treehouses have been around for thousands of years, the past decade especially has brought about a high-flying revival, thanks to innovative designs, new technology and a seemingly endless supply of clients with the money to feed their dreams."
Well worth a browse with some good links to treehouse sites at the end of the article. Thanks to Bill Kratz for alerting me to this one.

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