Unusual spaces

I’ve written about Lloyd Kahn’s blog before, and thought I’d offer a few gems from his own collection of handmade houses and spaces, across the world. Kahn is the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications and former shelter editor for the Whole Earth Catalog. His blog features eclectic and unusual living spaces, for both humans and animals. They are truly works of art, harmonious in their natural environments.

Take a look. His notes of explanation.

A Washington state treehouse called ‘Temple of the Blue Moon’, built by author and treehouse enthusiast Peter Nelson. It is part of Treehouse Point, a Snoqualmie Valley retreat.


Sculptural Ferro-Cement Seashell House in Mexico City. Designed by Senosiain Arquitectos.


Michael Cranford’s treehouse is not attached to the central tree, but is supported by 40′ posts. It’s on the edge of a tropical jungle reserve.  


Wooden Domes in France.


A treehouse restaurant called Yellow Treehouse, north of Auckland, New Zealand. 


Prefabricated modular wooden dome village in Canada. Vancouver company.


Clingstone, an unusual, 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, survives through the love and hard work of family and friends.


and my favorite sauna of all time – ‘Some photos of this unique little sauna by Colin Doane on Haida Gwaii (First Nations’ name for were the Queen Charlotte Islands)…. Looks like whalebone rafters in front.’


Last one is for your chickens. This little chicken coop has 3 nests and is suitable for 6-8 chickens. It’s fully assembled and costs $1295 in the east and $1895 in the west. (You can also build it yrslf.) Made by Horizon Structures in Atglen, PA.

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3 Responses to Unusual spaces

  1. Jen Stano says:

    Wow! Such imagination! Those are some absolutely facinating creations.

  2. Nikasha says:

    These buildings are amazing!

  3. Pete Nelson says:

    Great posting! Thank you for sharing the TreeHouse Point magic that we’ve created! I’d be honored to have you join our facebook fan page! You are invited! http://www.facebook.com/treehousepoint

    Pete Nelson

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