Treehouse Living: 4 Custom, Eco-friendly Options

Have you ever considered living in a treehouse? These custom treehouses may just inspire you to get your eco-friendly home building plans off the ground.



Multi-story treehouse
A house on the ground is just a house. But treehouse living? It may seem like an idea in the realm of favorite childhood fantasies, but a family treehouse could be a reality for you.
CHELSEA GREEN/ROGER WEBSTER
Nighttime treehouse
This striking nighttime shot is of a custom treehouse built in the crown of a large tree.
CHELSEA GREEN/DAVE YOUNG
Treehouse in trunk
Karen Grayczk’s treehouse sits perfectly in the crook of a separated trunk … a perfect and stable fit.
CHELSEA GREEN/KAREN GRAYCZK
Miso barrel treehouse
Using miso barrels was a radical idea, but it worked. “To be honest,” says John-san, “I cannot imagine living in a groundhouse any longer.”
CHELSEA GREEN/JOHN GATHRIGHT
John-san
John-san reads the paper on a swing outside his custom treehouse.
CHELSEA GREEN/JOHN GATHRIGHT
Inside miso barrel treehouse
The inside view of John-san's custom miso barrel treehouse.
CHELSEA GREEN/JOHN GATHRIGHT
Split-level treehouse
Larry Engel’s beautifully detailed split-level treehouse sits in an old oak tree.
CHELSEA GREEN/DAVID KIBBEY
Larry Engel
Larry Engel, an attorney who is thums up about carpentry, works on his treehouse.
CHELSEA GREEN/DAVID KIBBEY
Engel's treehouse close up
Engel’s house is made mainly of painted plywood.
CHELSEA GREEN/DAVID KIBBEY
Airplane bedroom
A salvaged airplane has been creatively transformed into a bedroom space.
CHELSEA GREEN/SAM EDWARDS











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