Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Baumraum - a Tree house

At some point in your life you probably built a tree house. Or wanted to. It's just cool to have your own space above the ground separated from the rest of the world, right?
That's probably the exact thing that Andreas Wenning thought when he created Baumraum. Wenning is a German architect and furniture designer who started the previously mentioned Baumraum. It's actually just a tree house, but for grown ups.


This is one of the many designs Baumraum offers. All the designs are more or less custom made, that means that there is a list of designs that are fine-tuned to your wishes and your tree. I must say I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the houses. Take a look at this picture taken from a Baumraum house in Austria.

You can actually sleep in it! How does that do on the awesome-scale?! And look at those windows. You are waked and the first thing you see is a sea of green leaves, you hear a variety of birds and all of a sudden you feel a little closer to nature.

It should be noted that Baumraum houses are tree-friendly (yay!) their construction requires no nails or screws in the tree. So the tree's vessels stay intact and it certainly won't get sick. But how does your house stay up in the air then? An intelligent question, Baumraum uses steel cables that are connected to the ground and pieces of extremely sturdy textile that are montaged onto the tree.

For €20.000 (roughly $25.000) Wenning's company will make sure you get a professional tree house up your tree.
Think about the possibilities such a 'baumraum' can give you. It's an awesome sleeping place, you can use it as a terrace and have a drink while the sun sets on that warm summer day or you can make it into a place where you can break away from the stressful day-to-day life.

-jdh

2 comments:

Michael said...

I just saw your post on the blogger help regarding your sidebar issue. Mine did the same thing last night. All the sidebar content is now at the bottom. How did you fix it?

jackson said...

Michael,

Strangely enough, it fixed itself!
I think blogger was fiddling with their source code and it threw our templates out of whack.

I wish I could be more helpful, but we struggled with it all yesterday and then just decided to give it 24 hours. Came into work and all was fine.

Curiouser and curiouser.
Hope it works out.

-J