#68 The Fortress
Tree: Azadirachta indica, Acacia auriculiformis
Total floor area: 12m2
Height: Main platform at 4m and a platform at 2.5m
Materials: initially Acacia wood and recycled materials, updated with bamboo and mud walls
Date: December 2018
The Fortress was initially built some 10 years before its renovation by youth of Auroville who later founded the Treehouse Community. After hosting many people throughout the years, she needed a makeover for which the THC ran a 3-day workshop with a group of 23 highschool students who used the opportunity to learn about treehouse construction. She now boasts a beautiful mud facade and bears her light weight thanks to support from locally harvested bamboo. Home, yet again, to another generation of Youth Centre youth.