Thursday, September 4, 2014

Treehouses of the World by Pete Nelson

Treehouses of the World

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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 construction 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.

My thoughts:
As a kid, I always wanted a treehouse.  We were lucky enough to have two very climbable trees in the backyard and we spent quite a bit of time up in both of them.  The apple tree had very smooth bark while the pear tree had rougher bark.  We made up rooms in the tree and played there for hours.  Looking at this book was like looking at fantasies come to life.  Some of these houses are actually lived in or used as guest cottages, some as hideouts and others are homes for whole villages.  Even if you never considered a desire for a treehouse, it is fun to flip through and look at the creations that others have come up with and built, using trees as the base.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810949522
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 224

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