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Friday, January 27, 2012

Gigantic Treehouse? Future Loft? Suspended Deck Technology? WTH?

Ideas for a Treehouse? Or Loft, or Deck, supports on YOUR Tiny House?

I think I muttered the words "Holy Sh-t!" under my breath (luckily I did so quietly, as there were kids everywhere) when I turned the corner from the admissions booth at the Boston Children's Museum and saw this enormous, web-like, treehouse-esque, monstrosity (in a good way!) before me. Pretty darn impressive.

Certainly not a tiny house or cabin- but the possibilities in terms of treehouse, or free-floating loft, construction are obvious here. This exhibit, in which kids can climb over three stories high, is a simple combination of steel cables (netting-style), and inch thick, steam-shaped/bent plywood panels.
     Look closely and you'll see kids climbing all over this thing. I also think, first-impression wise, photo #5 below sums it up....this little guy is just overwhelmed.

All photos by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

If you're a treehouse nut, we have a few concepts in my book, which you can order below, I'll also have a review on a treehouse book REALLY soon- and one of the better ones I've seen in some time. 


  1. Wow! I can see the possibilities. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  2. Nice! I love play structures like this and it looks like the same company that built the Cloud Climber for our Reno children's museum.