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Home Tree Home: Principles of Treehouse Construction and Other Tall Tales
Remember the view from atop a tree? You could survey the landscape like a monarch, escape your parents' watchful eye, and let your imagination run wild. Well, just because you've grown up, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sense of liberation a tree provides. Here is the most comprehensive guide ever to building your own castle in the air, be it a simple child's playhous ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Penguin Books
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Walks through three constructions, one of a simple children's treehouse, one of a full-fledged living home 40' up in a massive tree, one of an office, talking about framing, shingling, platform design, different ways to attach to a tree for different circumstances, and has a fair bit about climbing technique optimized for safety: rigging climbing ropes and how to use them.