Treehouse Point

Pete Nelson with his dad and some friends began to build a treehouse when he was 5 years old. With a hammer and a screwdriver. This passion for wooden constructions and treehouse never left him and one day he found the right time and the right place to bring his passion to life. Pete has become a reference in treehouse and you can verify that in booking one or more nights in one of his treehouses in Fall city Washington state USA.

Big Apes nest

Credit top picture: Kathelijne Koops

There was a time when, like our cousins the chimpanzees and orangutans, the arboreal habitat was not a romantic adventure but a way of life for our ancestors Australopithecus (-4.2 to -1 million years ago). The characteristics of the recovered bones tend to prove that australopithecines spent part of their lives in trees primarily for food and rest away from terrestrial predators of the time.

Poésie des ruines

Dès la fin du XVIIIe et au début du XIXe siècle on assiste à un mouvement de réappropriation de la campagne par la ville. C’est le début de la résidence secondaire qui touche toutes les couches de la société, même si certaines utopies rustiques sont imaginées par une élite intellectuelle et urbaine. Les faubourgs et les banlieues vont s’emplir de villas pittoresques, chalets rustiques, fausses grottes, guinguettes et kiosques en faux bois ou fausse pierre et c’est le triomphe de la rocaille…