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Creation of a Tree House Dream in Asheville NC

Our latest Asheville NC tree house is going up quickly! Here are some recent photos of our process.  World Treehouses’ Adam Laufer says, “Each tree house is uniquely different. Our challenge is to be open and listen to our client, the tree, and the surrounding landscape. The tree dictates what we can build in it. We depend on the health of the tree to support the structure we create, so we are careful to disturb the tree as little as possible. The trees we’re working on for this project (Georgia and Winston) are both white oaks. One (Georgia) is very healthy and strong, and the other (Winston) had a previous wound. So we are only using Winston as a lateral brace to help support the tree house. He gets to be part of the party, but he doesn’t have to take the weight!” Don’t miss our upcoming photos! Follow us on social media: Asheville Treehouse Dreamin'…and Buildin'   World Treehouses is an Asheville-based builder of treehouses, tree platforms, rope and suspension bridges, and other tree-centered projects. Want a tree house in […]

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Building the dream! Downtown Asheville gets a new tree house.

Building the dream! Downtown Asheville gets a new tree house. In this shot, World Treehouse’s Michael Stam works on the foundation base for our new tree house in downtown Asheville. This studio space in the trees will connect via suspension bridge to our client’s house-attached deck. She is excited to watch the treehouse go up! She says, “Thanks, guys! I am so deeply grateful for the amazing work you are doing!“ World Treehouses is an Asheville-based builder of treehouses, tree platforms, rope and suspension bridges, and other tree-centered projects. Want a tree house in the Asheville NC area or beyond? Get in touch.

Video: Creating a scaled model is one of the first steps to building the perfect tree house

Adam and Michael created a scaled model of their upcoming Asheville-area treehouse. It will be used as a studio/office space for their client. We can’t wait to start work on the larger version! Stay tuned for more photos and videos of this project… World Treehouses is an Asheville-based builder of treehouses, tree platforms, rope and suspension bridges, and other tree-centered projects.  

First, a model – then a treehouse!

  Asheville NC treehouse builders Adam Laufer and Michael Stam create a model for their new treehouse. It will be an office/studio space in the downtown area. World Treehouses is an Asheville-based builder of treehouses, tree platforms, rope and suspension bridges, and other tree-centered projects.

Envisioning a new tree house in Asheville NC!

In the world of tree house building, careful planning is crucial. Plus, it’s fun! Today, the World Treehouses team is creating a model of their upcoming tree house build in downtown Asheville. World Treehouses is an Asheville-based builder of treehouses, tree platforms, rope and suspension bridges, and other tree-centered projects.

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A treehouse for every need: experience the gifts of the Trees!

Are you longing for something that modern life and all of its technological distractions can’t give you? Even with all of the information offered to us by TV and the internet, many of us feel like there’s something essential missing from our lives. Human beings giving other human beings information (often to sell or convince us) is worth participating in, but there’s a wisdom, perspective and serenity that information overload just doesn’t offer us. Many of us escape to the woods, the lakes or somewhere in Nature to let go of the buzz of distraction and remember who we are again. What if you could create a haven in the trees right where you live? At World Treehouses, we strive to create structures that are woven into the fabric of Mother Nature Herself. We build Asheville treehouses, and treehouses in western NC and beyond. Tell us about your treehouse dream! Which treehouse is for you? Enhance Your Educational Program Do you have a program that connects children or adults to the natural world? Whether it’s a biology class, an outdoor program […]

Why build a treehouse? A treehouse is a structure that holds the magic and beauty of Nature and provides the space for our souls to soak in peace. Being in the trees allows us to connect with the natural world, an experience often missing in our modern lives. A treehouse is a safe-house from the distractions of our busy human activities. View projects About Asheville, NC-based World Treehouses Tell us about your treehouse dreams! I want a treehouse! Enhance Your Educational Program Do you have a program that connects children or adults to the natural world? Whether it’s a biology class, an outdoor program or wilderness experience, or a healing retreat or workshop, adding a treehouse classroom will give your students or participants a lived experience of the Nature they’re there to get to know. Treehouse to Live In Want to live in a treehouse? Many folks are building tiny houses to create a more affordable lifestyle in which they can spend more time doing the things they love. A treehouse is a bit more expensive than some tiny homes, but it […]

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Asheville’s World Treehouses’ Brevard Project is Nearly Done!

It feels like we just started this project, and now it’s almost done. We have had a great time building this treehouse for a family in Brevard to enjoy. They put their hearts, souls and backs into the work with us. We love working closely with our clients! Among the many other things we’ve loved about this project is the owners’ decision to use recycled/reused lumber, roofing and windows wherever possible. The treehouse gains so much character from the nicks in the reused siding and the antique look of the reclaimed metal roof. This choice saved the tree-home owners a great deal of money, as well. Click to view this slideshow of our Brevard project: [crp_portfolio id=1] Read more about our Brevard project and view a video here. World Treehouses on Facebook Join our e-list by using the form in this page’s footer. Want to build a treehouse? Contact us at 828-458-7393 or fill out our handy form.  

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“Building Bridges” for a Men’s Group: Barnardsville Suspension Bridge

A men’s group in Barnardsville contacted World Treehouses to help them build bridges. Actually, they wanted just one bridge to cross their stream. They had built several previous ones, and they had all washed away in storms over the years. They needed a stable suspension bridge that had staying power. I met with the client, evaluated the site, and recommended that we make a community project out of it! After that, I met with their group and collaborated on the project. We purchased materials, then I rigged the cables for the bridge, sinking one end into a large, stable rock, and the other side into healthy trees — a big maple and a yellow birch. Then, I instructed the Men’s Group in how to proceed with the rest of the bridge construction. This past weekend (July 2016), I went out once again to teach them to make the knots for connecting the lower cables to the hand cables, making the bridge safe for everyone to cross. They did a great job! All they needed was the basics and some encouragement. I […]

“We build treehouses helping to connect people to Nature”: World Treehouses on TV!

World Treehouses owner, Adam Laufer, was featured in a two-minute news segment on Asheville’s local ABC station on Friday, June 17! Photo-journalist Bill Evans did a wonderful job of helping to capture the essence of Adam’s work in the trees. Adam talks about his previous career as a busy yoga instructor in Asheville, and how that work has influenced his desire to connect people with Nature through the trees and forest. Says Adam, “The trees are always growing. If we don’t have a healthy relationship with growth, we’re not reaching for the sunlight anymore. To me, that’s a good thing to reach for: the sunshine in our lives and in our hearts.” And, you get to meet Bella, the canine mascot and sweet spirit supporting our current Brevard, NC treehouse build. She loves to climb up into the trees, too! “Dogs are such wonderful friends. They remind us that just being alive is what we’re grateful for.” View a slideshow of the project featured on TV by clicking the image below: [crp_portfolio id=1] World Treehouses on Facebook Treehabilitation on Facebook Join […]