An incredible treehouse that comes with 64 diamond-shaped windows to form an 11,000-pound pine cone that dangles high in the trees of the Californian Redwoods is on the market for $150,000.
Dustin Feider, of
‘They gave me artistic freedom,’ says Feider to
The Pinecone Treehouse: This eye-catching home is located in a forest in Oakland, boasting a geodesic dome shape constructed from steel and California redwood
Inside the windows boast a symmetrical pattern that resembles a kaleidoscope
A short climb away from the main treehouse is a shower and toilet beautifully created from Californian’s redwood
‘They wanted something clear and crystal that represented the smells of the forest.’
The treehouse hangs some 60 feet above the ground on a piece of land in Bonny Doon near Santa Cruz and can be rented out for $300-a-night on
Made of steel and wood, the light-filled home seems to effortlessly float into the air.
With two triangle shaped see through floor panels the treehouse makes one feel as though they are flying through the upper Redwood canopy.
The geodesic dome which is modeled after a pine cone can be accessed by climbing a steep ladder and then crawling through a trapdoor.
The structure is accessed via a 30′ – 60 degree alternating step access ladder. Guests are encouraged to use the harness and ascension safety system
The 5.5-ton, pine cone-shaped treehouse in California, offers 360-degree views of a redwood forest
Made of steel and wood, this light-filled treehouse seems to effortlessly float 35 feet into the air
Two single beds occupy the treehouse making for a comfortable and relaxing nights sleep in the tree canopy
At 102 square feet, the space is big enough for two twin beds while the windows allow guests to enjoy the forest canopy with 360-degree views.
The treehouse features multiple glazed panels resembling the cone’s scales, providing unrivaled views of the surrounding landscape. Inside the windows boast a symmetrical pattern that resembles a kaleidoscope.
The unique residence also includes a ‘skillfully hand-crafted indoor/outdoor bathroom connected to the treehouse via wooden catwalk,’ according to the listing on the O2 Treehouse website.
There is a rustic bathroom downstairs with a hot shower, composting toilet, and sink.
The treehouse because of its full surround windows can get a bit chilly at night. Additional blankets are provided in the treehouse should they be needed
After renting the structure on Airbnb for $300 a night, O2 Treehouse is now selling the Pinecone. The sale includes the pinecone structure, the bathroom, and the catwalk
The O2 Treehouse team are unsure of exactly how much the Pinecone will cost, in large part because the price will depend on installation fees at a new location. The y did, however, say that it would be priced at a minimum of $150,000.
The beds can also be pushed together to make a comfortable double bed – perfect for relaxing among the tree tops
The asking price isn’t firm as O2 Treehhouse say they would also need to figure out installation costs at a new location.
The reviews on the AirBnb listing for the treehouse are nothing but positive: ‘In one word: MAGICAL. The pictures don’t even do it justice. An incredibly well built piece of art that you get to sleep in while surrounded by nature. It is truly the most magical airbnb experience you’ll ever have,’ wrote one guest.
‘There is nothing like waking up in the foggy treetops. We didn’t want to get out of bed. It was so beautiful and peaceful,’ said another.
‘The pine cone house was amazing and unique! It was so much fun! The best place I have stayed at to date. It was surreal to be hanging among the redwood trees. The shower with the redwoods and view was also neat,’ wrote another AirBnb-er.
Suspended from the trees in Oakland, the geodesic dome modeled after a pine cone can be accessed by climbing a steep ladder and then crawling through a trapdoor
There is a rustic bathroom downstairs with a hot shower, composting toilet, and sink
Dustin Feider, of O2 Treehouse in Oakland, is the brains behind the design and says the work was built earlier this year for home goods company S.C. Johnson and their Glade fragrance line
The treehouse features multiple glazed panels resembling the cone’s scales, providing unrivaled views of the surrounding landscape