TreehousesBook - 2005
As children's hideaways, ornamental garden features, spiritual retreats andven as offices, studios and full-time homes, treehouses provide places ofsolation, independence and imagination, where one can literally rise abovehe demands of daily life. This book explores these ever-popular structuresround the world: from the treehouse-dwelling tradition of South Seaunter-gatherers to the Green Magic eco-treehouse resort in Kerala, India;rom the 400-year-old chapel-in-an-oak in Normandy to the 'tree nest' andtree tunnel', linked by a hanging bridge that movie star John Malkovichreated for his children. The authors describe ornamental treehouses inardens of the past, people who have taken to the trees as a way of life andhe ecologically sustainable structures using modern technology that will behe treehouses of tomorrow's world. The book includes advice on theracticalities of construction from expert treehouses builders. Authoritativend well researched, with fabulous photographs and illustrations, it isestined to become the classic work on this magical subject.
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln, 2005
Branch Call Number: 728.9 HEN
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm