February 5, 2011

Dwelling.

Lately, I've been dwelling on thoughts of dwelling in a tree.

Could you blame me though? Look at these! I'm truly inspired. And I think Will is totally game.





Same house in the winter... (Yes, this house is in New England. It's possible.)


Below is the home of a Lenovo Executive...





A more modern take.




This one looks like it's from a children's book:



Solar home!



I died a little with this last one... look at that breakfast nook! Although my brother would constantly have to watch his head, I adore the beams.



And here's an excerpt about this style of home:

"The effect of building and using a house made completely of tree is truly astonishing. By simply using the shape of tree in its natural way rather than cutting and shaping them into lumber wood, the architecture you obtain will be organic and gives you a feeling like you actually live in a tree which is breathing and which is still growing its structure. Though this type is relatively difficult to construct, with the trunk and the branches to be fit suitably with the rest, but it sure is the best to live in.

Aside from the breath-taking eco-aesthetic of his whole-tree houses and homes, apart from Roald Gunderson’s breath taking eco aesthetic style of his custom built whole tree homes and houses, he also says that it has a number of advantages and benefits which help towards protecting the environment as well as a the owner’s money. According to his observation, this architectural style saves time, energy as well as money since in this style we will be skipping the normal yet unnecessary steps of remaking the raw wood available in nature into the standard structures and sizes.

Also, in this style of building houses, less carbon will be released into the atmosphere. It is also a fact that the naturally curved branches of the tree are found to be stronger than their processes and industrially structured straight and narrow counterparts that are used in other housing styles." Eco-Aesthetic Style Home

Okay I'll stop. But hey, it could happen. And if it does, we'll invite you over for tea just to prove it.
Do any of these particularly appeal to you or your style? Or maybe your style means you're on the ground. Understandable.

8 comments:

  1. These are way cool! You'd definitely be a hit with the nieces & nephews, but I don't believe any would be Grandma accessible!!

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  2. holy moly. intentional community...in a tree house?
    too good to be true? maybe. :) thanks for passing these on!!!

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  3. Yes, the breakfast nook.

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  4. Kelsey2/06/2011

    I would just like to say that I completely support this idea..this is one of the coolest things I've seen!
    miss you like crazy lovebug!

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  5. Lacy, I say we do it. Best ever. And Mom, as if we need a tree house to be a hit with the nieces and nephews! ;)

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  6. Cassie! I stumbled upon your blog through Nina Voli's I think... regardless, I like it! These houses are incredible! It was so wonderful seeing you last night - I'm excited to embark on this pottery adventure with you :)

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  7. Hi Cas,
    I'm still trying to figure out how to post the comment!
    Jeanette

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  8. Anonymous3/10/2011

    I was reading Jennie-Rose's blog, which led me to Elan, and then to you.

    Anyways, I love the uniqueness of each home, and the concept as a whole. The only thing is...have you ever listened to trees crashing all around you during a wind storm? Maybe it's a New Hampshire thing...but it's scary enough to lay in bed wondering when a tree is going to come down through the roof and have a branch murder you in bed...let alone having your whole house body slammed to the ground right after.

    Billy Mahoney.

    -Billy Mahoney

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