Some of us think that our far off ancestors lived in the trees — and
during our childhood, when our thoughts and memories are most pure, we
yearn to climb trees growing in our gardens, in our parks, in our
cities. As we get older, the urge to climb trees subsides as we
ride elevators up to our offices in the sky and look out across the
cities where we live. Yet occasionally, as we’re sealed up tight
in our artificially climatic spaces, we long for a breath of fresh air.
At a German company called baumraum
an architect, a landscape architect, an arbologist, and a craftsman
design modern, natural and solidly constructed treehouses. Each
treehouse project is assessed individually. The team takes into
consideration both the condition of the environment and of the tree,
with the size and features the clients desire.
baumraum offers a range of wood-types as well as options for insulated
walls. Treespaces can be outfitted with sitting and sleeping
benches, storage spaces, a mini-kitchen, heating, glass windows,
lighting, as well as a sound system for multimedia. Every piece
is pre-fabricated in a workshop, and then brought together on site.
Sound like something you’ve been wanting? The baumraum team
offers free consultation where they can talk you through every option
available as you put together your dream treehouse. The
treehouses can span multiple levels and sit among several trees.
Treehouses are mostly secured with ropes, thereby minimising the impact
of stress to the tree or trees on which the house is placed. And
if a tree is particularly weak, or even if a treehouse is wanted where
there is no suitable tree, stilts are used to guarantee people
everywhere can once again climb trees. By Andrew J Wiener.