Treehouses of the World

Treehouses of the World


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Treehouses have become a worldwide phenomenon, enjoyed by “kids” young and old. In Treehouses of the World, Pete Nelson presents the latest technology on designing and constructing environmentally respectful treehouses while at the same time taking the reader on a fascinating around-the-world journey to discover how treehouses are designed, built, and enjoyed all over the globe.

More than thirty-five treehouses are shown in beautiful color photography— from locations in China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Italy, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, France, and beyond—all photographed specifically for this book. Also unique to this volume is a section that looks at the entire process of creating a treehouse, from materials selection to design and construction, with photographs and drawings to demonstrate the key stages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810949522
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 11/01/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Pete Nelson is the owner of Treehouse Workshop, Inc., in Seattle, Washington, and is the author of definitive books on treehouse design.

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Treehouses of the World 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SandieHerron More than 1 year ago
Absolutely fantastic photos of all kinds of treehouses. Plus there are explanations as to why some things are done this way and some done that way. Technical details abound between the glorious photography. A book to be left on your coffee table in your treehouse and available for browsing and savoring a bit at a time Look out though - some of Pete's excitement over treehouses comes through the book! .
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
There is hardly any other structure that symbolizes fantasy as well as does a treehouse. It os no wonder then that kids of all ages have gravitated to building and inhabiting tree houses for generations. he "Treehouses of the World" takes you on a journey of discovery of some of the most incredible and innovative treehouses out there. The book covers many different types of treehouses: from the more modest yet imaginative tree-platforms to some very ambitious multistory arboreal abodes. All of the tree houses seem to be made with a lot of artistry and care, and the enthusiasm of the creators for their work is almost palpable. The book is beautifully designed, and each tree house is represented with one large photograph and one or two smaller ones. For the most part the photographs speak for themselves, but there is usually a small accompanying textual explanation as well. This book makes a great coffe-tabe book as well as a wonderful gift idea. Would warmly recommend it to anyone who has at any point enjoyed or imagined living in a tree house of their own. It is also a great source of ideas for possible tree house designs.
DeanieG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really neat book with just beautiful photography..who knew there were so many fabulous treehouse...makes me want one...
Mycroft More than 1 year ago
Tree houses of the world give an insight to the set up of different tree houses from the U.S. to Japan to Sweden. With vivid pictures the book explains the story behind the house as well as tips and vendors should the reader take up to establish an outdoor dwelling. It is a fun read with wonderful pictures: some of the treehouses are more elaborate than some houses. If you like the outdoors and design this is one to check out.
Joy-All-Around More than 1 year ago
Our family loves this book!Treehouses are magical to begin with and these are spectacular ones all over the world. When we were kids we used scrap lumber, blankets and our imaginations to make our treehouses. The treehouses featured here are better than anything we could ever imagine! My kids will look at the pictures for hours and we add it to the vacation book bag whenever we go on roadtrips.
bluejayCO More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of beautiful pictures with good information. A great read
Marko-IL More than 1 year ago
I have always had a fantasy for tree houses Ever since I saw the movie Swiss Family Robinson as a kid back in the 60's. Nelson and Kurzaj brings the fantasy AND technology that allows the building of awesome and structurally sound structures into this book. They have the same reverence as I do for the well being of stately trees and how to best incorporate that philosophy placing an alien thing into a living organism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. It truly made me want to build a treehouse!