Though tiny houses and treehouses often pack impressive amenities, it's a safe bet that few have the Cinder Cone treehouse beat when it comes to having a good time. The recently-completed multi-platform treehouse features a suspension bridge, and boasts both a full-size skate bowl and wood-fired hot tub.
Writer and photographer Foster Huntington started work on Cinder Cone back in early 2014, and with the help of a group of friends it was fully completed within a year. The project actually comprises of two main structures, both of which are attached to Douglas Fir trees with a Garnier limb, a high-strength steel bolt that Huntington reports does relatively little damage to the tree involved.
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The lower of the two structures is called the Studio, and serves as Huntington's work space. It includes plenty of shelving, an iMac, a couch, sink, and a wood burning stove. The higher-up Octagon, meanwhile, serves as Huntington's private sleeping quarters.
The treehouses are roughly 30 to 40 ft (9 to 12 m) off the ground, and are joined by an interesting ladder/suspension bridge that's supported in the middle by another Douglas Fir. Below the treehouses lie Huntington's wood-fired tub hot tub and the large concrete skate bowl.
Cinder Cone is based on a rural plot in Skamania County, Washington, and apparently didn't come cheap, with the Daily Mail reporting that it cost US$170,000, to build. This figure does not include the land, which belongs to Huntington's family.
Huntington wrote a book detailing Cinder Cone's construction which is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign with just a few days left to run. You can also check out the video below for a little more insight into the extraordinary project.
Source: The Cinder Cone