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Treehouses introduces The House that Jack Built series, featuring home-made buildings from all over the world, from tipis to treehouses to permanent homes. Edited by David Pearson, bestselling author of The Natural House Book and The Natural House Catalog, these delightful books of practical inspiration will appeal to both dreamers and doers.Treehouses will take you back to the days of the Swiss Family Robinson. Perhaps you played in a treehouse built by your father or grandfather, or even built one yourself. This will not prepare you for the eclectic collection of tree-dwellers and their dwellings that David Pearson has discovered. Their stories and their homes will inspire even the diehard couch-potato to grab a hammer and head for the backyard.Treehouses are the epitome of fantasy. In this book, you will get enough practical information to get started, and enough inspiration to last a lifetime. Drawing from real projects from all around the globe, this book features twenty distinctive tree dwellings. Each one is a master work of inventiveness, due in part to the uniqueness of the respective settings, but also to the outpouring of creativity that accompanies the notion of living in trees. Lavishly illustrated with color photography, this books portrays not only the finished project, but the construction process. Accompanying tips and tricks will give inexperienced builders the confidence to begin designing their own fantasies.A how-to section illustrated with line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions shows how basic treehouses are designed and built. The amateur weekend carpenter will have enough information to complete a simple project. The extensive resource sectionoffers places to visit, both real and virtual.Thanks to Julia Butterfly Hill, who perched in her redwood tree platform for two years to protest logging practices in the Northwest (profiled in Joan Dunning's From the Redwood Forest; page 26) treehouses have been prominent in the news. The appeal is timeless. To live in the trees is to live in a state of natural innocence. David Pearson, one of the pioneers in the natural building movement, captures the combined spirits of innocence and inspiration in this awesome little book.Maybe the house that Jack built will become the house that you build
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub. Co., c2001
ISBN: 9781890132859
Characteristics: 95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm


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