What started as a single person’s childhood love of treehouses has become a full-blown business, constructing custom tree homes, teaching treehouse workshops and selling supplies for do-it-yourselfers as well.
Nelson Treehouse is a Seattle-based group of designers, builders and educators that has an impressively diverse portfolio of large and low-slung examples as well as high-and-daunting designs. You might think of treehouses as small structures, but many of these are full-scale homes with all the amenities.
Their styles are likewise varied, ranging from traditional and whimsical to modern and functional, serving as temporary getaway cabins as well as full-time residences. And it is not just about the desired function, but about the trees themselves – how much weight they can support, but also how they can be integrated into the design, becoming part of the structures they support physically and visually.
Not only do the Nelsons and their team run Treehouse Point, one of the nation’s coolest treehouse retreats, they also offer design & build services worldwide. You can work with them to create your dream treehouse, whether you live locally or on another continent. Their team can either handle the entire process, or assist you with consultations and blueprints for your own contractors.
“We oversee your build from prefabrication in our Washington State-based shop, to shipment of prefabricated components, to onsite completion. Our carpenters excel at their craft, building artful and durable treehouses. We pride ourselves on leading a joyful, safe, and seamless build experience, believing that the process of building your treehouse is as fundamental to its magic as being in the completed structure.”
“Building your own treehouse? We’re here to help! We offer consultations, plans, heavy-duty hardware, and other supplies to support do-it-yourselfers with their own treehouse projects. Consultations may be performed via phone or onsite.”
Learn more about the design and build process, check out their incredible work and/or book a magical treehouse retreat stay at the Nelson Treehouse website.