The Treehouse Book: Treehouses and Playhouses by Peter NelsonThe Treehouse Book: Treehouses and Playhouses by Peter Nelson

The Treehouse Book: Treehouses and Playhouses

byPeter Nelson, David LarkinEditorDavid Larkin

Paperback | May 15, 2000

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It seems that almost everyone likes treehouses.  Smiles of recognition turn into grins of enthusiasm as more people discover them and dream about making their own private retreats or family play spaces.  And it's nice to remind ourselves that treehouses are built into the oldest and most forgiving, living things on earth.  Also, history records treehouses as being built as deliberate follies, as challenges for arboreal designers, for merrymaking, and for keeping the spirit of fairy tales alive.  But treehouses can also be social places.  We will visit many that were built to entertain, to hang out with friends, or as guest houses.  Trees come in all types.

Master treehouse builders Peter and Judy Nelson, with David Larkin, have embarked on yet another treehouse-discovery expedition across America, this time adding the investigation of backyard playhouses to their agenda.  Now, in The Treehouse Book, they reveal their findings, illustrated and described in the most complete volume yet. From casual treeshacks made from discarded lumber to multitiered feats of fancy, they found shelters representing myriad builders--interesting characters ranging from childhood fanatics grown up, to weekend carpenters, to those who want their grandkids to have the best clubhouse on the block.

Detailed how-to information, including plans and drawings, is woven with behind-the-scenes tales of each structure's occupants and stunning interior and exterior photographic exploration.

Peter and Judy Nelson are builders of custom houses. They are the authors of the bestselling Home Tree Home  and Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb. David Larkin is a renowned editor and book designer.  His many bestselling books include Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks, American Masterworks, Barn and Treehouses:...
Title:The Treehouse Book: Treehouses and PlayhousesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:RizzoliLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0789304112

ISBN - 13:9780789304117


From Our Editors

For anyone who ever had a tree-house as a kid or dreamed of the possibilities that arboreal living can offer, this source book offers unlimited growth potential. In The Treehouse Book, the authors, along with landscape photographer Paul Rocheleau, first whisk readers off on a fantastic tour of the world’s most extraordinary tree dwellings and then provide detailed information on planning, designing and constructing tree-houses for yourself, including advice on selecting the right tree, the proper materials and safe techniques.