Located just south of Zihuatanejo, this ArtisTree treehouse resides at an eco lux resort called Playa Viva. Inspired by the intense beauty of the pacific ocean and the challenge of using sustainably sourced materials this ArtisTree creation was built entirely with powered hand tools. The treehouse boasts a total of 700 sq/ft split between two […]
Named after two local species of trees, Willow & Juniper break outside the box of conventional architecture. Using biomimicry we’ve designed this pair of treehouses after the shape of a leaf. Inspired by the leaves of a Texas Ash tree, Willow & Juniper highlight the subtle beauty of Nature’s design. These treehouses sit above a […]
In this treehouse, we’ve taken our love of family and created a treehouse designed just for that! With multiple bedrooms, and room to stretch out this treehouse will have both kids, and parents happy.This treehouse has an emphasis on ‘up-cycling’, and biomimicry. Featuring everything from round rooms, and green roofs to pallet walls, and a […]
The expansive canopy of cypress trees, and our love for circular structures inspired this magnificent treehouse, The “Lofthaven”. It serves as a romantic getaway for outdoorsy couples. In addition to the 350sq/ft of treehouse, on the edge of the ravine sits a 700sq/ft bathhouse, and kitchenette. Using many of Texas’s native rock, and wood ArtisTree […]
This contemporary octagonal treehouse resides at the top of an old growth American elm and serves as an outdoor work space, a place to drink morning coffee, and a place to enjoy the sunset over the valley. Located in Austin, Texas, this skydeck also includes a 8×6 ft tree hammock.
Overlooking the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Texas, this treehouses serves as an observation deck, outdoor classroom, and sleeping platform for Camp La Junta. Built out of a combination of FSC douglas fir and western red cedar, the Camp La Junta treehouse resides 20 feet up in two old-growth bald cypress trees.
Life is a journey, and so is building a treehouse. We love the process, and want to share it with you here. For more information on construction techniques, and “how to treehouse” send us your questions.
This tiny house is part of a regenerative, off-grid, community compound. It sits at the base of a still very active volcano Mauna Loa; which is known to be the largest volcano in the world. This 450 square foot, solar powered tiny home is situated on the 1990 Kalapana lava flow and just 4 miles […]
This eco-adventure canopy tour located in Austin, Texas, is the birthplace of ArtisTree and continues to be a collaboration between ArtisTree and Cypress Valley. The 88-acre bison ranch became the first zipline tour in the continental U.S. in 2005–with the aim of blending adventure with ecology education. As Cypress Valley pioneered building in the trees, […]
Will Beilharz, founder of ArtisTree, was mentored by his father while constructing this 19-sided house based off Buckminster Fuller’s book Synergetics. Will and his family of six lived off-grid in a yurt during the 5 years it took for David and Will to build their family home. Learning to live in rhythm with the seasons, […]
Originally a greenhouse used for seed sprouting for an organic farm in Austin Texas, this project was inspired by upcycling and passive solar methods. Designed and built by ArtisTree in 2015, this 1br/1bath apartment merges native materials with recycled materials to produce a funky and warm abode.
Combining our knowledge of small spaces, and light weight design, we refurbished this beautiful piece of history. We used all the original body panels combined with a modern, eco, luxury interior design to create a one-of-a-kind Airstream. Some of the highlight are the recycled sho-sugi-ban floors, custom black walnut cabinets, custom ArtisTree headboard, and recycled […]
No matter how close to the ground, we suspend everything. This patio was built with a welded steel frame, craft-milled cypress decking, and a carbonized wood bar top. It serves as an extra workspace, meeting area, and after-hours stage for Onion Creek Productions in Austin, Texas.
A little over two years ago Austin, Texas experienced five uncontrolled wildfires. Many people lost their homes, and some lost everything. These chandeliers are made from the charred remains of what once was a grove of live oak trees. ArtisTree’s “Living Chandeliers” highlight the chaotic, and sometimes destructive essence of Mother Nature. These trees now […]
ArtisTree teamed up with Ben Newman Studios at this high-tech Finnish design company to create an innovative, and intriguing workspace. Bringing in the best of nature, we created a chandelier that is inspired by fireflies drifting through tall Texas grasses at dusk. This one of a kind workspace in the heart of Austin, Texas was […]
This one of a kind chair, and lounge area was created in guise of a Japanese meditation room. Using 100% recycled materials, minus color stain, ArtisTree blended the world outdoor seating with art installations. The Zen Tree Lounge can be hung from practically any tree. If you are interested in renting, or buying it please […]