Climb through the trails in the woods of Whistler and if you’re lucky you can find Joel Allen’s secret treehouse called The HemLoft.
It’s a wonderful modern micro cabin nestled on a tree surrounded by forest, greenery, and mountains.
Once you find it, the little round wooden steps lead you right inside the perfectly built modern micro home.
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Micro Cabin Built on a Tree
So, come on in, and watch the video tour too below:
Once inside you can climb up and open up one of the top windows to enjoy amazing views of the forest and mountains.
Open another window down below and you can water the plants. And somewhere nearby there’s even a waterfall you can use to shower (you’ll see in the video below).
Ultimate off grid living at its finest, if you ask me. You can explore, hunt, and hike if you wanted to.
Then when you decide to come back to the micro tree cabin you can cook, chill, read, write, invite a friend or a loved one, or even just use your laptop to work, write, blog, or write code.
And at the end of the night you can enjoy an amazing sunset over the mountains while you use the little outdoor kitchen outside. Just beware of bears!
Unfortunately, the HemLoft is now in danger of being taken down (read below).
“Since the treehouse was built on crown land, I don’t technically own it, and so its fate is uncertain. For three years I kept the HemLoft secret, but now that I’m finished, I’ve found myself wanting to share it. I even shared it with a big glossy magazine! Coming out of the bush about the HemLoft is fun, however it poses a few problems; if people know about it, they might try to find it. And if the wrong people find it, they may make me take it down.
It took a lot of work to build it, and I’d rather not take it down, just yet. So I’ve been thinking of ways to expose the HemLoft, while somehow making it legal. To the best of my knowledge, Squatting on Whistler Mountain, beneath some of Western Canada’s most luxurious mega-homes would not be looked favourably upon. However, I’ve thought of a few ideas that might be… I’d like you to read the ideas below and vote on the one you think I should do!” (source)
If you want to help save it click here. Correction: The HemLoft has been giving away for free. So somebody has taken it and moved it elsewhere.
Video Tour of The HemLoft Treehouse by Joel Allen
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So, What Happened to it?
According to The HemLoft Facebook Page, it’s been giving away for free. Read below:
“The official ad the the HemLoft that will be posted on Craigslist:
The HemLoft is a secret treehouse, hiding in the woods of Whistler. If you are not already familiar, you can learn more here: http://hemloft.com/.
I was fortunate in being able to acquired the materials I needed to build the HemLoft for free from Craigslist, and so I am now returning the HemLoft to Craigslist for free!
It will be taken down and passed on to the recipient as a disassembled DIY package. The beneficiary will be responsible for helping with the removal of the HemLoft (with my guidance), providing transportation from the site to its final destination, and reassembling it on their own.” (source)
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