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Pinecone Treehouse Suspended Among Redwoods


This is the Pinecone Treehouse: A geometric marvel designed by treehouse extraordinaire Dustin Feider who pushed the boundaries of architecture with this “zome” shape that’s suspended between Redwoods in California.

It has a bolted steel frame that’s been cleverly cabled to the surrounding trees in such a way as to keep from harming the trees. The power for the stringed lights inside comes from the nearby house of the owners. At ground level there is a smaller treehouse bathroom, with a shower and composting toilet that look out on the forest.

I’ve never seen anything quite like this, and you can get more information about the build, structure and suspension via the video tour with Bryce Langston here.

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Other-Worldly Pinecone Treehouse by Dustin Feider

Cut plexiglass makes this a see-through project.

This is absolutely magical in the evening.

Sleep suspended in the trees!

This is just WOW.

The entirely-open bathroom treehouse.

It has a shower and composting toilet.

VIDEO: The Pinecone Treehouse

Highlights:

  • Designed and Built by Dustin Feider
  • Made for a commercial
  • Bedroom in actual “pinecone”
  • Steel construction
  • Plexiglass “petals”
  • Separate bathroom treehouse
  • Open to nature with shower and composting toilet
  • Suspended via cables from the Redwoods

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • SOLANGE R ECHEVERRIA
    August 27, 2020, 6:45 pm

    I really wish people would leave the trees alone.
    Let the animals live in them

  • Alison
    August 27, 2020, 6:56 pm

    There’s a big wildfire still burning in the area near this treehouse. I hope it hasn’t been affected. It’s a fantastic piece of art.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      September 1, 2020, 1:25 pm

      That would be so sad!

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 14, 2021, 10:19 am

    It’s an amazing piece of art and reminds me of a huge multilevel tree house my cousins and I built one summer in the woods on my grandma’s farm. We each had our own sleeping level, and drew up our water from the creek with a bucket on a pully (yes, we were so far out that we actually drank the creek water without getting sick; this was back in the 50s). We packed food in tin boxes and suspended the boxes up in the tree so the animals could not get to it (though the ants sometimes did), and slept peacefully in those huge branches under the stars many nights. There is a particular comforting and appealing aspect to tree houses, and I tend to think it stems from an innate sense of survival, but it also stems from our desire to be close to nature and surrounded by beauty. I love tree houses.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 14, 2021, 11:21 am

      Wow! That sounds utterly magical. Maybe your next tiny house ought to be a treehouse!

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