12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 1998
This book is full of high quality photographs and drawings of many types of treehouses; whimsical, built-for-kids, a house in a tree, and even above-ground gazeebo types. This is an attractive book, suited for parusing and dreaming.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 1998
For anyone interested in building a tree house - this book provides great inspiration. The central section detailing a very special tree house in British Columbia is especially fascinating. I built a tree house for my son this summer.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 12 August 1999
As soon as we acquired our virgin woodland property, we dreamed of building a treehouse. After extensive searching (pre-internet days) we found this wonderful guide. Even tho we were novices, we could see the endless possibilities and proceeded with our own treehouse. It's now completed, and we are delighted with our success thanks to this guide! treesnakes
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 1998
Peter Nelson has discovered what many people have lost years ago . . . treehouses are just fun! This book houses a collection of great treehouses from around the world. If you want inspiration for a unique (and just plain cool) project, look no farther! Highly recommended!
8 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 1998
I loved this book! When I was a kid, my best friend Kathy and I shared a tree/club with her brother and his friends, called the Monkey Club. Of course, it was quickly determined that the boys and girls could not co-exist in the Monkey Club, so Kathy and I formed a rival club(the Foxy Lady Club-hey, these were the 70's!) in a huge oak not far from the boys. Kathy and I would leave secret messages for each other, stuffed inside one leg of pantyhose and tied to a limb, so it swayed in the breeze. I can't remember how many times we had to defend our treehouse from marauding bandits(a.k.a. her brother and his no-good friends). This rivalry, sometimes friendly and sometimes not, lasted until it was determined by our parents that the original Monkey Club was off limits, due to the fact that the tree had grown into some power lines. Since, we had grown a bit older, and also because there were no more viable trees in the area, our collective interest in treehouses waned. Reading! ! this book helped me realize that those were some of the most magical times of my life. I haven't been to my old neighborhood in years, but I think I might take a little drive and see if our treehouses are still there... Thanks for the memories!