this pinecone-shaped treehouse offers 360 degree views of the forest's canopy
 

this pinecone-shaped treehouse offers 360 degree views of the forest's canopy

floating 60 feet above ground in the branches of the magical red wood forests in california, designer and builder justin fieder installs the pinecone treehouse. blending the classic pinecone shape with the geometric elements of a geodesic dome, the structure aims to immerse all who enter in the beauty of the natural world.

images courtesy of garna raditya

 

 

primarily constructed from a five and a half ton steel and wood geodesic frame, the structure offers 360 degree views of the forest’s canopy from its geometric facade. covered in acrylic window panels, each one is shaped and cut to form the appearance of a pinecone.

 

 

inside the structure, which is fixed to the trees from eight different points, there is space enough for a double bed or two singles, perched under a glass ceiling surrounded by petal like apertures. it hangs above a mini bathroom which includes a hot shower, composting toilet and a sink. the treehouse is accessed via a ladder which is attached to a catwalk bridge leading to the bathroom.

 

 

motivated to inspire people to reconsider how humans can harmlessly co-exist with nature, fieder founded his studio 02 treehouse in 2005 and has since created over 40 structures. now, after designing, building and renting the pinecone, fieder wants someone to buy it. after a short stint on airbnb, the pinecone is now up for sale, priced at a minimum of $150,000 – with installation fees and the location determining the final cost – the sale includes the structure, the bathroom and the catwalk.

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