Truffula Tree

Many tree houses require drilling and mounting to their host tree, sometimes causing harm. My cousin showed me a set of nets he built and I was instantly inspired to try it out myself. The natural patterning allows the tree to grow and move without the stresses of a rigid structure. The location I chose was in a beautiful, old oak tree with views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Following the natural forms of the tree, 1800ft of rope was wrapped, crossed, and tied into a spiral through the core. The construction was completed in two waves over the course of a year, totaling in over 40 hours of labor. With a capacity of 10 people, the Truffula Tree became an outdoor living room for those who knew about it.