What if you lost someone you loved dearly? There is never a replacement, but sometimes, just sometimes, a memorial or remembrance is so powerful that it touches the heart and softens the blow just a bit. …Continue
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This Capitol Hill (DC) treehouse has sparked debate among neighbors, with some saying it shouldn't have been constructed 20 inches over their property line into the alley. (Larry Janezich/Capitol Hill Corner)
Have you ever noticed how many people who don't have a dog can't tolerate dogs,…Continue
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This swing hangs from a treehouse overlooking the Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador. Can you imagine what it must be like to soar out over the volcano with no safely belt - just you and a rope swing? It's kind of funny because when I was a kid nobody had ever heard of a safety belt. Of…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 9, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments
At long last there is a reality TV show that I want to watch, Treehouse Masters on Animal Planet (Premiere - Friday, May 31 at 10PM EST). It is about Washington state-based Pete Nelson and his team of treehouse builders. There was an article in the New…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 30, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
"Summer's Treehouse" will be built in Play Chastain in memory of 16-year-old Chastain Park neighbor Summer Dale who died from cancer on November 11, 2012. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today has an article on Summer's generous spirit and love for children. Always looking…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Can you imagine being a 6-year-old girl and climbing into this nest with your best friends? I can see covering the floor of the nest with some kind of soft grasses or even blankets... I'd love for them to be able to bring big pillows and have a spend-the-night party in there. It's brilliant. It's on a …Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I'll have to dig and find out who built this. Beautiful, isn't it? How fun to snuggle up in front of the window with a battery operated heater of some kind nearby (is there such a thing that wouldn't spark flames?), popcorn, thermal underwear, those sub-zero sleeping bags, hot chocolate.... I bet the view is amazing. Oh, and those socks and gloves that heat up would…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 12, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments
There is an article in this month's Garden Design Magazine about an ancient "Chapel Oak" in the tiny French farming village of Allouville-Bellfosse in Upper Normany. The tree holds two tiny chapels built in 1669.
I just love when people cherish unique…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Today's New York Times ran Child's Play, Grown-Up Cash, an article about treehouses and playhouses. I was excited about it until I saw this picture and started reading. Apparently luxury playhouses and treehouses are a booming business, but…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Our wonderful wheelchair accessible treehouse designed by Atlanta architect Amy Leathers has made the cover of the 2011 Directory for AIA Georgia (An Association of The American Institute of Architects).
The treehouse was a real labor of love for Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia, an hour outside of Atlanta. Amy Leathers, an architect with…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Leave it to the great Dwell Magazine to inspire! This is the Czech exhibit at the Venice Biennale and it is incredible. Everything was built from simple wooden slats. I love that they let the kids go to build whatever they wanted.…
Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 17, 2010 at 8:26am — No Comments
Any friend of trees is a friend of mine.
I was in Avondale Estates today checking out a playground that the city is thinking about improving. As I was heading back, I noticed a sign for Arborguard, the wonderful "tree guys" who helped on the Camp Twin Lakes treehouse project (and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Canopy Walk, and....). I stopped in for a quick hello and a tour, and this is what…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
When I think treehouses, I don't necessarily think of the kind we used to build when I was a kid.
That is in large part because of the brilliant artistry of Roderick Romero.…
This picture doesn't look like a significant memory, but it is one. I remember how triumphant I felt reaching the top of that great height (even with my grandmother behind me and my mother in front of me). As I got older, it wasn't the playgrounds that drew me in. The greatest playing we did in our neighborhood was building forts and putting on plays and carnivals. Oh, and spending hours in the woods playing "Man from…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 5, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments
When you've seen a child's drawing become a real treehouse that serves an entire camp, you understand that we seriously believe that kids are the experts on play.
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Click on the yellow title above to open up the picture album.
Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 5, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments