SunRay Kelley’s Latest Treehouse

Photo by Camille Ireland

SunRay’s creations just take my breath away. I mean, that top platform of the tower on the right. How can anyone conceive of something like this, let alone build it? Let alone climb up there? He told me that when he was in college and doing renderings of structures, his teacher said he was going to have to build them himself, because nobody else would.

This is on his 10 acres in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

There are a dozen or so pages of his fantastical buildings in Builders of the Pacific Coast.

Hey, today is Friday the 13th! (My mom, who was born on a Friday the 13th, claimed that it was actually a lucky day.)

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:

5 Responses to SunRay Kelley’s Latest Treehouse

  1. What a beautiful building! I guess that Sunray does not live in a place where the City building inspector is going to come and point out building code infractions?

  2. I saw SunRay and Bonnie in August 2022, he seemed well then!!! I’m going go text and see if all is well with them and will report back.

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