As you may know, tropical forest fires are becoming a recurring event in Sumatra and the Indonesian part of Borneo. Between 2000 and 2012 an area half the size of England was destroyed; leading to the loss of one of the most diverse habitats on the planet. It has been speculated that many of the … Continue reading Tropic Thunder – Burning forests in Indonesia
Last year Luna interrupted her world travels (which she has been on for over 8 years) to take part in one of our treehouse construction workshops. This is her story of underground cultural movements, nature, tree people, magic, activism and ultimately finding her own path… Trees changed my life Look at the trees – their roots … Continue reading Lunasha – Korea
Trees – and all other plants – have the unique ability to sequester, aka store carbon. Whilst getting their photosynthesis on, trees take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and convert it into sugar and cellulose, and store it in their trunk, roots and other leafy bits. The other, and most important part of this process … Continue reading Why are trees are so freaking special anyway?
Sammy, our soulful chum from Rwanda, wrote this beautiful (albeit slightly muddled) little testimonial for us. Sammy was with us for some time, and added to treehouse community unbounded quantities of love, spirit and creativity. It was pretty hard to pin Sammy down, in his way of thinking and way of working. Many times a day he would … Continue reading Sammy – Rwanda
We had a bunch of old non-functioning solar panels lying around so came up with an idea to up cycle them into a large opening wall system where the panels swivel like shutters. The main reason was that we needed to allow air to pass through this section of wall during high winds so … Continue reading Up cycling broken Solar Panels – Treehouse Design, Part 5
“I had a dream of a day when people don’t divide over hate, religion, politics, money, power and race. Instead they collaborate with all the diversity that is around us. I understand the need to be the best at what you do, but that should not come at the cost of crushing others on your … Continue reading Language of Love
When winds reach up to 140 kilometres per hour during cyclones, there are some vital considerations to make when designing a treehouse in the tropics. Unlike normal buildings, treehouse’s are more subject to the forces of nature, and the safety element gets reduced depending on a few things like the tree’s size, shape and strength. … Continue reading Blowin’ in the wind – Treehouse design considerations for Cyclones – Treehouse Design, Part 4