Japanese Architect’s 120 Treehouses

“Takashi Kobayashi, a self-taught designer, carpenter and architect of 120 amazing tree houses in Japan — some are sleek and modern cubes, some are fairy-tale cottages…”

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Japanese Architect’s 120 Treehouses

  1. A treehouse is only deserving of the name if it is supported by trees. Then, when attatching to a live tree, you have to be careful not to damage it. One has to consider the growth of the tree, which happens under the bark, in the cambrian layer as the trunk gets wider.
    So you can't tie around it, or you'll strangle the tree. What is left is to peirce the trunk with nails or other devices, and allow for the expansion.
    The main force to grapple with is the wind, which whips the upper part of the tree wildly back and forth in a good strong breeze. Stuctures in multiple trees creek alot in a wind, and if you have something up in just one tree, be careful it doesn't uproot!

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