Trees and People: Low-Impact Treehouse Retreats

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Trees and People is a sustainable architecture project by Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas d’Ursel of the Belgian brand Dom’Up. Suspended between trees, the innovative treehouse design provides a peaceful getaway while minimizing its impact on the environment. The elevated octagonal lodging features a galvanized steel frame, composite wood floors, retractable canvas walls, a waterproof double-roof, and a fall protection net. Ideal for a private backyard retreat or a series of glamping units, the design is natural yet upscale in aesthetic. Plus, it’s relatively easy to install; the retreat can be set up in two days or less, no crane required.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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