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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 […]

“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 […]

Why did I name my treehouse business World Treehouses?

I’m the owner of Asheville NC treehouse business World Treehouses. Why did I name my business World Treehouses? I experience trees as living, wise beings that help us in many ways. Not only do they provide shelter, give their bodies for our homes, furniture, and to provide heat and light as the fuel for fire, but they are honored by cultures worldwide as teachers of patience, strength and transformation. The tree has an important place in the cosmologies and creation stories of many original peoples. Worldwide cultures offer age-old stories about a sacred tree, often referred to as the World Tree, but also known by various other names. The Pachamama Alliance has compiled a taste of these stories and others for us to savor: For the Sng’oi people of Malaysia, a person and a tree can belong with each other, and this relationship is maintained for life. Certain trees and certain people belong together. When a person belongs with a tree, they also belong with its offspring: any trees that grow from the seeds of the first tree, no matter how far […]

Treehabilitation: “See how Nature grows in silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

Asheville, NC treehouse builder Adam Laufer on connecting with trees: Being in the trees allows us to commune with the natural world, an experience often missing in our modern lives. A treehouse is a safe-house from the techno-distractions of our busy human world. Do you have ideas about ways to help humans and human communities connect with and deepen their relationship with Nature? We build treehouses to help families, individuals and groups connect. What do you do? How do you see Nature bringing wisdom to human beings? Let us know by commenting on this post. Stay in the conversation by signing up for our e-newsletter in the footer of this page, or by becoming a fan of our new Treehabilitation Facebook page.

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What is Treehabilitation, anyway?

Treehabilitation = human beings going to the trees and forest for centering, spiritual connection, learning and growing. In this way, we receive healing from the trees and from Nature. At World Treehouses, our goal is for all of our projects to succeed in “treehabilitating” our clients and visitors to our treehouses. We work with this in many ways, but the bottom line is that the relationship between human beings and Nature is the reason we build treehouses, tree platforms, bridges and other projects in the trees. Join us in treehabilitation! Please share your ideas with us using the form below. Or, you can join the conversation on our brand new Treehabilitation Facebook page. Notice: JavaScript is required for this content.