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Build a magical retreat like this Asheville tree house!

Want a lasting connection with nature on your property? This Asheville tree house is a great example. This bridge leads to a magical tree house retreat in downtown Asheville NC. Working on such a high visibility downtown Asheville tree house, our building team, Adam and Michael, sometimes had a hard time getting their work done. So many people stopped to ask questions and marvel at their creation! Can you imagine walking or driving by in this central neighborhood and seeing this magical retreat? It’s worth a second glance, at least, and sometimes a third…and a fourth…and… Want to on World Treehouses to build your dream retreat in the trees? Consider this: 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. Learn more about the philosophy behind World Treehouses’ relationship with […]

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Thank you to Michael Stam, our bridge designer for this downtown Asheville treehouse

Bridging the Gap: the Work of World Treehouses' lead designer, Michael Stam Our lead designer, Micheal Stam, works on the custom-designed suspension bridge for our recently completed downtown Asheville treehouse. Our lead designer, Michael Stam, designed a custom suspension bridge for our recent downtown Asheville tree house: Says World Treehouses owner, Adam Laufer, “One of the many obstacles involved in building in a treehouse is figuring out how to get up there! For this project, the challenge was to connect the existing deck to the new treehouse. We had discussed this step early on in the project and realized a bridge was the best option. I had full confidence in our lead designer, Michael Stam. He created a beautiful and graceful solution that not only worked, but it also passed our engineers’ scrutiny and the City of Asheville’s building code. Great job, Michael!” View more photos of this downtown Asheville treehouse. We’ll be posting many more photos in the upcoming weeks. And stay tuned for the latest on our new tree house project, which is being built deep in the verdant heart of the […]

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A City Girl Discovers the Magic of the Trees!

Proud owners Maggie (left) and Rachel (right) enjoy hanging out in their new tree house! Says Rachel, owner of the new treehouse we built for her in downtown Asheville NC: “As a city girl, I did not grow up with an appreciation for trees. In Chicago, trees felt like an afterthought in a city built of concrete and steel. But now that I live in Asheville, trees have become a deep source of joy in my life. I am continually transfixed by their magnificence—the almost otherworldly wisdom they seem to hold. And so when my friend’s seven-year-old son suggested that I build a tree house, I knew it was a natural progression in my adoration of nature and sacred spaces. This tree house has grown into something more amazing than I could have imagined. It is a floating work of art, thanks to the vision and talent of the team that created it (a heartfelt thank you to World Treehouses, Adam Laufer, Michael Stam, and Renn Mahr). Inside, it truly feels like a magical space of sweet solace. I hope this […]

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Time to Celebrate a Job Well Done!

Michael Stam and Adam Laufer (owner). Good job, guys! Adam Laufer and Michael Stam of World Treehouses celebrate their latest tree house creation in downtown Asheville NC. World Treehouses’ owner Adam Laufer says, “Creating this connection to nature right in the heart of Asheville was very satisfying for our team. We loved the unique challenges that this project provided, and it was fun watching people who were driving by slow down to look and dream of being in the trees themselves.” View more photos of this project. We’ll be posting many more photos in the upcoming weeks. And stay tuned for the latest on our new project, which is being built deep in the verdant heart of the Appalachian mountains. Follow us on social media: View photos of this treehouse under construction in a past post. World Treehouses’ Adam Laufer (L) and Michael Stam (R) are the builders of this fine treehouse! 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? […]

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A Tree House Dream Realized in Asheville NC!

Our latest Asheville NC tree house is complete! Enjoy a few photos of the finished house – a fairy haven that will serve its owner as a studio and healing space. She’ll also be spending lots of snooze time in the loft.   World Treehouses’ Adam Laufer says, “Creating this connection to nature right in the heart of Asheville was very satisfying for our team. Michael and I loved the unique challenges that this project provided, and it was fun watching people who were driving by slow down to look and dream of being in the trees themselves.” We’ll be posting more photos in the upcoming weeks. And stay tuned for the latest on our new project. Follow us on social media: A Downtown Asheville Treehouse Dream Realized View photos of this treehouse under construction in a past post. The World Treehousest team for this project is Adam Laufer (L), World Treehouses owner, and Michael Stam (R). Go team! 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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World Treehouses’ owner, Adam Laufer, quoted in The Post and Courier!

World Treehouses' owner, Adam Laufer, was quoted in a Charleston, SC article For some, building treehouses is a calling that combines carpentry skills with an emphasis on the environment. Adam Laufer, who owns World Treehouses of Asheville, N.C., said he believes modern society can learn a great deal from treehouses and the opportunity they provide to be in the forest. “It provides a whole new perspective. It’s something inspiring,”  he said. The story of a tree is part of a treehouse, he said, which raises awareness of issues such as timber clear-cutting. “I’m partly trying to speak for the trees when I’m doing this work,” he said. He is building a 120-square-foot treehouse in downtown Asheville that the owner will use as a writing and meditation studio. A suspension bridge will connect it to the main residence. The project has become a local attraction and “natural speed bump” as people slow to look at it, he said. View photos of the project mentioned in this article. Here’s a link to the article: http://bit.ly/adam-laufer-treehouse2 A quote from Adam Laufer was featured in […]

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World Treehouses’ owner, Adam Laufer, quoted in Atlanta Journal-Constitution!

World Treehouses' owner, Adam Laufer, was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article “‘When your shelter is so intimately connected to a tree, it is hard not to gain the perspective of how much bigger and more magical the world is,’ said Laufer. ‘Tree houses can make you slow down so that, once again, you hear the voice of the heart and the voice of our friends the trees that give so much to us humans. Maybe we aspire to be more like trees, in their wisdom and acceptance, and just need an excuse to spend more time with them.'” Here’s a link to the article: http://bit.ly/adam-laufer-treehouses Adam Laufer was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Check out Adam and Michael’s most recent project. Follow us on social media:   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.

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A Tree House Dream Realized in Asheville NC!

Our latest Asheville NC tree house is complete! Enjoy a few photos of the finished house – a fairy haven that will serve its owner as a studio and healing space. She’ll also be spending lots of snooze time in the loft.   World Treehouses’ Adam Laufer says, “Creating this connection to nature right in the heart of Asheville was very satisfying for our team. Michael and I loved the unique challenges that this project provided, and it was fun watching people who were driving by slow down to look and dream of being in the trees themselves.” We’ll be posting more photos in the upcoming weeks. And stay tuned for the latest on Adam and Michael’s new project. Follow us on social media: A Downtown Asheville Treehouse Dream Realized View photos of this treehouse being built in a past post. World Treehouses’ Adam Laufer (L) and Michael Stam (R) are the builders of this fine treehouse! 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 […]

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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’ Adam Laufer (L) and Michael Stam (R) are the builders of this fine treehouse! World Treehouses is an Asheville-based builder of […]

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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.