Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

Treehouses

Treehouses. They fascinate children and bring out imagination in adults.

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The Second Treehouse
The Second Treehouse

I am one of the few crazy people in the world who built and lived in their own treehouse. I built my first one back in 1992 when I was in junior high school. Later in 1999 I decided to build a proper one to live in when I was about 20 years old. I lived in it for 5 years before moving to the hills of Los Gatos and eventually getting a programming job at Apple. Check out this section for construction details, photos, and a video.

Note that the treehouse fell down in 2009 (the floor fell out). It had survived 10 years in the trees, but the last 5 years had zero maintainence and probably contributed to beam failure.

The First Treehouse
The First Treehouse

This is what started my interest in treehouses, back in the early 1990’s with a grove of redwoods. I was just 14 years old and one of my good friends sparked my interest in building a treehouse. My dad had started the platform, and then I expanded on it. Click on the link to read more about it!

The Circular Treehouse
The Circular Treehouse

I never quite finished this project, but this treehouse is something more recent. The platform has stood the test of time, and has proved to be quite solid. However, the tree is starting to grow around the steel supports, and eventually this will cause some sort of problem. Or maybe it will just become part of the tree! Click on the link to see all the posts I did on the construction and design.

Below are posts from the “treehouses” category on my site.


Some amazing treehouses

A friend pointed me to a link on MNN with some amazing treehouses. That led me to Romero Studios. They have built some quit amazing treehouse structures, such as the screen shot below. Check them... [read more]
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Treehouse Fall Down – Video

This is a follow up to the last post where I posted pictures.
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Treehouse Fall Down – Pictures

The main part of my old treehouse fell down quite some time ago. however, the walls were left standing until a while ago when they finally fell too. Here’s a few pictures. I’ll post a... [read more]
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Talking Treehouses on Irish Radio

Tom Dunne of newstalk 106-108 FN in Ireland called me at 4:30 in the morning one friday to talk about treehouses. You can listen to the recording: Go to http://media.newstalk.ie/listenback/, then Tom Dunne, Archive, March... [read more]
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The Circular Treehouse: Zip Line and Finishing

Ah, some pictures and details I meant to post ages ago. Building stairs for the treehouse: Accessories for the zip line: And me installing it:
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The Circular Treehouse: Zip Line to the Treehouse Video

I’m still working on it, but here’s a short video of some of it.
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The Circular Treehouse – Platform Sneak Peak

Well! Today I finished the base platform. This is all I’m planning on doing for the “event” (edited in 2018). Well, this and adding stairs. Sometime I may turn it into a real treehouse with... [read more]
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The Circular Treehouse – Beam Install

The first step was to install the top brackets. Well, first had to get the proper bolts. I wanted to use 3/4″ thick (radius) by 8″ long lag bolts — galvanized to support the weather.... [read more]
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The Circular Treehouse – Bracket Fabrication

I bought some 4” wide by 1/4” thick steel from SIMS metal in San Jose with the intent on using it to make brackets. Now, 4” would be perfect if I used 4x4s for the... [read more]
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The Circular Treehouse – Updated Plans

I decided to redo my “special event” treehouse concept. I wanted something far enough out in front of the trees to suffice as a proper area to stand for the ceremony, and the typical umbrella... [read more]
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Tree Top Builders

I would like to give a big thanks to Dan Wright, from Tree Top Builders out in PA. Dan has been building some amazing treehouses for quite some time and is well experienced in the... [read more]
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My treehouse fell down!

Well, a few weeks ago it finally happened. My treehouse fell down! Well, not entirely; about 3/4 of the floor fell out. I took a few pictures with my iPhone; I’ll probably be going back... [read more]
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