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!
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 projectsAbout Asheville, NC-based World Treehouses
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 […]
World Treehouses owner, Adam Laufer, will be featured on Asheville’s local ABC station around 5:55 Eastern time this evening, in a two-minute spotlight showing off his latest treehouse project that his team is building in Brevard NC. It will hit the station’s website between 7:30 and 8pm. Check it out on TV or on http://wlos.com/ We’re all looking forward to hearing his wise words about how treehouses help people connect with Nature! We’ll post the two-minute video on our website, Facebook and social media very soon. World Treehouses on Facebook Treehabilitation 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.
Asheville NC treehouse builder Adam Laufer: “This video connects you with an ancient elder tree. This tree was the centerpiece of a great issue of National Geographic that I still have on my shelf from December 2012. The video only takes a second to watch, but touches on some of the thrill and awe that I feel when I’m climbing in the trees to do my work. This tree is too ancient and majestic ever to host a treehouse, but what a life-changing experience it must be to visit, let alone to climb.” World Treehouses on Facebook Treehabilitation on Facebook Join our e-list by using the form in this page’s footer. Want to build a treehouse? Contact me at 828-458-7393 or fill out our handy form.
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I found an interesting article about being in “right relationship” with nature, called Humans & Nature: The Right Relationship. If I were writing this article, I might have said “balanced versus imbalanced relationship” rather than “right versus wrong relationship.” Who are we to know what is “right” in the grand scheme of things? In this long, comprehensive article, the authors take a heady approach to explaining the ins and outs of achieving a shift in our economy to better relationships between humans and nature. They talk about an epiphany that will lead everyone to “commit to individual and collective changes that will lead to right relationship.” But, how do we reach such a state? The authors admit the answer is not easy to find. For me, I take the time each day to connect with others around me, whether they are human people or non-human people like trees, to acknowledge their value and take joy in their existence in any small way I can. That is one of the best ways I can make this change in my own value system. Here are […]
There is more to treehouses than just a house in the branches, says Adam Laufer, owner of World Treehouses in Asheville. More on his take on treehouse building: “The whole reason I’m doing this is because something magical happens in the trees, and I want to bring this to people so they’ll feel that, too. I don’t want to come across as just a contractor. I want to do something more than just build a generic treehouse. I want to provide people with a space where they feel they’re in a special sacred communion with nature. “When I think about space, I focus on how well it works for the need, but also how the space feels and how it has been created to respect and show appreciation for the trees and the forest or land it inhabits. I actually look at a project from the tree’s perspective and needs, as well as from the human client’s perspective and needs. I’m also interested in using the most sustainable and nontoxic products I can, which is part of showing respect for […]