#83 Mango Mountain Treehouse
Tree: Mangifera indica (Mango tree)
Total floor area: 18m2
Height: Main platform at 6m
Materials: Acacia auriculiformis , pressure treated bamboo, plywood
Design notes: The structure of the treehouse showed to be very strong, so the renovation mostly involved replacing bamboo which was inhabited by honey bees and creating a new facade. We used locally sourced bamboo which we treated by replacing its liquid sugar content by water to make it more durable and less attractive to insects.
Date: June 2019
Mango Mountain Treehouse was initially built as Marene's Treehouse in 2012. Several years later, it now has new owners and with it a new purpose. Two sweet young girls spend their vacation on Mango Mountain, with the treehouse giving them a perfect get-away playhouse with a view over the coconut fields and of the ocean. Even in summer the ocean breeze makes it a perfect spot to sleep.