Home Tree Home

Home Tree Home

Principles of Treehouse Construction and Other Tall Tales


Format
Paperback
Price
$23.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140259988
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

Remember the view from atop a tree? You could survey the landscape like a monarch, escape your parents’ watchful eye, and let your imagination run wild. Well, just because you’ve grown up, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sense of liberation a tree provides. Here is the most comprehensive guide ever to building your own castle in the air, be it a simple child’s playhouse or an adult’s cozy retreat with all the modern conveniences, including electricty. Peter Nelson, the nation’s foremost authority on treehouses, tells you everything you need to know about designing and building the house that’s right for you and your family. He gives you information on site selection (why some trees provide better homes than others), safety issues, tree care, advice on styles and materials, and other essential rules of thumb that will save time and money.

Nelson walks you through the construction of four actual projects: a children’s playhouse, a vacation home, an office, and a full-time residence. Whether you’d like to build your children a safe and fun place to play and dream, or you’re contemplating your own retreat from the drudgeries of earthbound living, this practical, wildly fanciful guide will show you how to make your tree fantasies come true.

Table of Contents

Home Tree HomeAcknowledgments

Introduction

1. Right Tree, Wrong Tree—Picking The Tree to Live In

2. A Treehouse for Small People

3. Methods of Attachments

4. Thinking Bigger

5. A Vacation Spot in the Air

6. Take Your Work to the Sky

7. Revisiting Gus’s House

Glossary

Resources

Further Reading

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