Exceptional Treehouses

Exceptional Treehouses

Book - 2009
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In Exceptional Treehouses, author and treehouse builder Alain Laurens reveals 30 gorgeous treehouse structures, 25 of which are entirely new creations, all illustrated with Daniel Dufour's beautiful watercolours as well as photographs by Jacques Delacroix, commissioned specially for this book. As in his first book, Treehouse Living, Laurens demonstrates his commitment to sustainable building and environmentalism with his designs, all executed with ecological ideals in mind. In 2000 Laurens started his company, La Cabane Perchée, to design and build treehouses around Europe. Each house takes into account the local environment, as well as the tree in which the structure stands and the photographs show details of how the treehouses are constructed without driving nails into any part of the host tree. Exceptional Treehouses is the perfect inspiration for treehouse lovers, eco-friendly architects and enthusiastic amateurs.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2009.
Edition: English-language ed.
ISBN: 9780810980488
Branch Call Number: 728.9 Exceptio
Characteristics: 223, [1] p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,36 cm.
Additional Contributors: Laurens, Alain
Alternative Title: Exceptional tree houses


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Oct 06, 2013

This book has nice photos but it is not for the amateur trying to build their kid a fort. In fact many of the tree houses in this book are livable dwellings. I'm sure it would work for someone but it was to elaborate and impractical for me.

Dec 30, 2011

Pretty pictures but not much else, specifically no detail re how they build them other than repeated references to "we don't cut major branches or nail anything into the tree" and "the plumbing and electrical is hidden". Would have been more interesting if they addressed the how a bit more; as it is, it reads as a coffee-table brochure.

Apr 08, 2010

Beautiful and fun for all ages to look at. lists many treehouses that can be rented (as a hotel room)--mostly in France; Italy

dream inspiring!

Mar 10, 2010

Fun to read. I really wonder about putting shower and toilet in a tree-house, though.


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