Synopses & Reviews
Since the publication of Treehouses of the World
, the community of treehouse builders has grown tremendously, and many more innovative treehouses have been built around the world. In New Treehouses of the World
, world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson takes readers on an exciting, international tour of more than 35 new treehouses that reveal how treehouses are designed, constructed, and appreciated in a wide array of cultures and settings.
Both beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written by Pete Nelson, New Treehouses of the World documents Nelsonand#8217;s travels, discoveries, and epiphanies, and explores the ever-growing new frontier of arboreal architecture. The message that Nelson promotes is simple: As sustainable living issues stand poised to become the most important challenges facing the post-millenial age, the positive power and goodwill that a simple treehouse engenders is of greater importance than ever before.
andldquo;With its stunning photos of fanciful houses, Nelsonandrsquo;s book will appeal to anyone who ever read Peter Pan or The Swiss Family Robinson. . . .andnbsp;To browse through Nelsonandrsquo;s book is to fantasize about life in midair.andrdquo;
Pete Nelson, the worldand#8217;s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in treesand#151;his motto is, and#147;get and#8217;er done, so you can BE in a TREE.and#8221; His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.
About the Author
Pete Nelson is an architect who is at the spearhead of the treehouse revival and sustainable architecture movement. He has written several books, including Abramsand#8217; Treehouses of the World, and runs the worldand#8217;s leading treehouse building company, TreeHouse Workshop, in Seattle.