The World Treehouse and Zipline Conference will once again be held at Michael Garnier’s wonderful treesort, Out ‘n About Treehouses in Cave Junction, OR.
- Michael Garnier and Bill Taha demonstrate one type of treehouse support brace
This conference provides a once a year opportunity for everyone from novice to professional to get together to share and learn the latest about treehouse and zipline design and construction. You can stay in one of Michael’s famous treehouses or campout. This wonderful venue, the great food, and interesting people make this an outstanding event! John Shulters, president of Ascension Studios, will present an all day workshop on using technologic for treehouse design. John presents easy to use photographic equipment and techniques that can be used to create digital 3D images of trees, which can in turn serve as the foundation for the treehouse designing process. This creates a scale accurate framework for using various 3D modeling programs such as Sketchup and 3DSMax to design your treehouse. Mike Shulters from Treehouse Nation will demonstrate treehouse design technique using 3D modeled trees. There will be additional workshops and presentations on tree climbing skills and equipment, tree health evaluations, and treehouse building hardware. Register now!
After 15 days of building with the great crew from Treetop Builders and Murphy’s Touch, Inc., Treehouse Nation’s design has turned into reality!! It has really been a wonderful two weeks on-site with the hospitality and assistance from the ranch folks as well as others. Building a treehouse this cool is quite a journey with many people contributed along the way to assure success. Thanks to everyone!!
Here are the latest photos of our progress on the treehouse and platform. We’ve had a lot of different things going on at the same time as we move closer to completion of this awesome project. Railing and siding details, wood stove installation, shingles, painting windows and doors, and trim work. We’ll be wrapping it up over the next couple of days!
With the treehouse platform in place, our focus is now on the treehouse and railing. The crowsnest platform is in place 15 feet above the main platform and it’s access ladder is being built. Rain started during the night and has continued this morning. Our excitement for rain in California made this little bit of inconvenience well worth it! Take a look at our progress:
It’s been a really busy first week getting started on the treehouse, crowsnest, and 2 additional platforms in a different tree on top of the hill. There have certainly been challenges, but so far we’ve found solutions to overcome them! This eucalyptus has turned out to be a great tree for the treehouse and crowsnest.
It’s a beautiful day to start building the platform. 2×12 pressure treated joists are being hoisted into place.
A great new treehouse project is underway near Healdsburg, CA in the beautiful Alexander Valley wine country. Design by Michael Shulters of Treehouse Nation and tree modeling by John Shulters of Ascension Studios. Dan Wright from Treetop Builders and his great crew from Pennsylvania have joined us to round out our expert team! A special Thanks to Dan Murphy of Murphy Touch, Inc. who expertly took care of the steel work welding and fabrication today. Check out our progress over the first 2 days as we get the support structure and large beams in place. A lot of creativity was required to move the beams into position and get the placement just right.
Stay tuned over the next 2 weeks to watch this treehouse take shape!.
My good friend and treehouse building colleague, Dan Wright, has a great new project underway in North Carolina with treehouse engineer, Charlie Greenwood, for the Museum of Life and Science. Check out this exciting new multi-treehouse project that will be enjoyed by kids and grownups alike when completed! Great job you guys!!