AWE AMONG THE ARBORS
Pete Nelson, “The Treehouse Man” himself is going to showcase his work on TV. We may call them treehouses, however, Arboreal Architectural Masterpieces is more fitting. You’ll want to see this quick preview!
For 25 years, Nelson has traveled across the globe, creating the most environmentally sustainable, architecturally unique and whimsical treehouses in the world. These arboreal masterpieces showcase Nelson and his skilled team (which includes his son Charlie and his wife, Judy) of craftsmen’s boundless creativity. Nelson and his colleagues have built everything from a spa in the sky, to a fantasy-filling canopy clubhouse, to the first-ever treeline brewery.This summer, Nelson and his company Nelson Treehouse and Supply (http://www.nelsontreehousesupply.com) are busier than ever. Nelson and his team are subject of the new Animal Planet series “Treehouse Masters” which plays Fridays at 10pm. “Treehouse Masters” takes viewers behind the scenes with Nelson and his craftsmen as they work to create the ultimate dream treehouse for their clientele. Each episode tells the story of a single, unique treehouse, and its evolution through the design and build process, and ultimately the treehouse’s reveal to satisfied, stunned clients.EVENT: Also coming this summer is Nelson’s appearance on the Demonstration Stage at America’s largest art and design event, Dwell On Design on June 23rd. Dwell on Design is a 3-day conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center, hosted by the publication Dwell Magazine.
Nelson’s treehouses are designed to accentuate the beauty of the trees themselves. Nelson sees his creations as an enhancement to the natural landscape he chooses to build upon rather than as an intrusion. As a cross between an architect, a custom shipwright, builder/craftsman AND a tree lover, Nelson can’t stand the thought of clearing out property for a guest house or vacation home, so he helps clients perch these properties in trees. From building houses in the treetops of Japan to constructing around the majestic redwoods in Northern California, Nelson and his team work within the natural landscape of properties to create a design that is unique and whimsical, yet practical and sustainable. Often equipped with running water and electricity, these arboreal retreats provide plenty of space and comfort for the clients, their children, friends and even guests (The Nelsons operate Treehouse Point, a treetop bed & breakfast, near their home outside of Seattle, Washington.)