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The Coolest Tree House

The Coolest Tree House

Toronto-based Michael Greenwood “grew up around wood, in the family workshop and in the forests of southern Ontario.” After graduating from college, Greenwood began undertaking small home renovations and studied luthiery (guitar building) during the evenings at OCAD, where he developed an “appreciation for detailed, exacting work.” In addition to creating contemporary custom furniture, Greenwood also builds what he calls tree sanctuaries, ranging from simple platforms to multilevel shelters. Here’s a look at some of his lofty designs.

Above: Greenwood uses only salvaged or reclaimed woods from small local woodlots or from trees that have fallen on the building site. He also uses timber from old barns.

Above: Purposefully rustic, the tree houses blend in with their natural surroundings.

Above: Greenwood’s tree house embellishments include zip lines and a crow’s nest lookout.

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6:40AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Love it!

5:27AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

I would have to agree - the Coolest!!!

7:38AM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

great!

5:32PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Nice views

1:07AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

cool

9:00PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Cool thanks

8:44PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Awesome :)

4:33PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

It would be great to live in the forest in a tree house!

9:22AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Nice.

7:47AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Beautiful!

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