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 […]

Want an Asheville treehouse? Read World Treehouses’ featured article in The Laurel of Asheville!

Asheville company World Treehouses’ owner, Adam Laufer, was just featured in The Laurel of Asheville magazine. Check out the article and fill out our handy form if you want to talk about a western NC or Asheville treehouse! Excerpt: Adam has…begun a solo venture called World Treehouses that combines his many passions. Adam’s reflective experience enjoying great heights inspired him to take the first step in starting a venture that would give others the same opportunity. “I think that’s how treehouses fit into this new trend. We want something other than just shopping or working all the time. We want a place where we can let our imagination run wild for a little bit.” We can certainly use a few ways more ways to coexist peaceably with nature. Adam credits his sustainable building methods to treehouse builder Michael Garnier who has created a building tool called the Original Garnier Limb®, a type of treehouse attachment bolt… “A tree will continue to grow until it dies,” says Adam. “We really need to be that way ourselves. We need to keep growing, otherwise, what are […]

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 […]

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“More than a generic treehouse…”

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 […]