A Handbuilt Guest Treehouse in The Catskills

A Handbuilt Guest Treehouse in The Catskills

Trent Johnson
Sep 14, 2011

This is what happens when an author of a book on forts, cottages and ram shackle retreats builds a treehouse in the forest. Built and designed by Derek Diedricksen, this tiny cabin consists of just five homemade pieces, assembled on sight and full of reclaimed material.

Derek "Deek" Diedricksen is the author of a book called Humble Homes, Simple Shacks. What better way to inspire your readers than going out and building a project from the book!

The entire structure was prefabricated in five pieces, and assembled on site. The doors and windows were all salvaged from the street, while sustainably grown Vermont cedar takes care of the wood needs. The entire structure is suspended in the area by leaning on trees, and a few posts for support.

Read More: "The Wolfe's Den" Guest Treehouse in The Catskills at RelaxShack

(Images by Derek Diedricksen)

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