#96 Faraway Treehouse
Tree: Borassus flabellifer (Palmyra Palm) and two Eucalyptus trees
Total floor area: 12m2
Height: Main platform at 490 cm
Materials: Semi-traditional style treehouse: The main structure uses Acacia auriculiformis beams, the floor uses Pakku maram (Areca nut rafters), the roof uses Keeth (coconut thatch), and the material used to fix the beams and floor together is Coconut rope. Reused materials such as old tyres were used for padding. The staircase was made less traditionally using battery powered tools to cut the locally and sustainabily sourced Acacia auriculiformis wood for the steps to be joint into one long tree of Eucalyptus globulus for the staircase base as well as its curvy branches for the railing.
Design notes: The design was finalized as a team, by merging all workshop participants' individual designs.
Date: January 2020
Faraway was built as a little getaway from the community life of Fertile. Its caretakers, including Poochy the fluffy little dog, enjoy it for some quiet time up above with meditation, yoga, or a nice long nap. Occasionally the treehouse hosts tea parties and gives space for nice conversations, faraway.