Tiny House in Trees in Maine

“…Step inside the 350 ft2 (32.5 m2) Tree House and you will find a cozy space brightly lit by many windows and skylights. A comfortable window seat invites you to curl up with a book, take a nap, or enjoy the ocean view. There is also a table hinged to the wall so it can be folded up out of the way when not needed. A ladder takes you up to the sleeping loft.

   Other than the built-in furniture, the interior is unfinished with no insulation or wall finish, leaving the rough-sawn Douglas fir framing on view. Both levels have their own balconies, with the lower one connected by a rope bridge to a zip-line.…”

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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:

6 Responses to Tiny House in Trees in Maine

  1. beautiful…maybe it is mean to suggest, but it seems a shame that someone does not live there full time..

    it has beautiful/soul satisfying details…craftsmanship…technique….

    hopefully it will inspire the children's minds who play there

  2. I'm not sure about the architect design, custom windows, and all that…..but living in Maine myself (in a smallish camp 750 sq ft) I can tell you we still have water front property that is affordable. I suggest looking in Washington County if you want an ocean view. We have so many lakes, ponds and rivers, just now seeing realtors catching on the the "water front property" jive. We are woodland dwellers, 9 acres, home, purchased 10 years back for $30,000.00. Taxes presently are less than $800 per year.

  3. Well, I have 2 part MaineCoon Kittys…maybe we belong in Maine! My entire life has changed since my home was destroyed in a fire with 15 other units. Due to asbestos, I lost it all. Still getting over that one. It looks absolutely gorgeous there. You who are blessed enough to live there…appreciate every minute. In wintertime, wouldn't it be too cold in there, without the insulation? What do you do then? Still, it is very inviting, even as small as it is.

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