The all-new season of famous American television series Treehouse Masters aired on Friday, August 4 on Animal Planet. Hosted by the renowned actor, author, and owner of Nelson Treehouse and Supply Pete Nelson, this show takes viewers on a tour of custom treehouses built by him and his design team for different clients around the country. From building a dream treehouse for a 13-year-old singer-songwriter extraordinaire Grace VanderWaal to their first-ever international treehouse in Norway, the latest season is full of new and exciting build challenges for Pete and his team.
Designed by the renowned Norwegian treehouse designer Frode Schei, this is a 21-foot-high abode that accommodates eight and offers mesmerizing views of the nearby lake. It was toured in the first episode of the series under name “A Treehouse Fit for a Viking” which nicely describes its design and other features.
This 184-square-foot treehouse is built as part of Klatrepark, a climbing adventure park in Helgøya, Hedmark. The whole structure of treehouse sits on wooden beams, secured to surrounding old pines trees using bucket mounting brackets. Its exteriors are finished with batten siding and small branches of trees that blend the facade with the surrounding forest. A wooden staircase leads to the main door alongside a deck to enjoy sitting in the open air and pondering the stunning landscape.
On the inside, there is a cozy living area, kitchenette, and a small bathroom nook; while sleeping area lies above in the loft. Ladder to the loft holds a table to make maximum out of the small space. With the separate sleeping nook, bedroom loft and couches, the treehouse can sleep up to eight people. In the sleeping loft, guests can snooze while gazing at the northern lights through rooftop windows. No treehouse is complete without panoramic windows, so there are a lot of windows to offer uninterrupted views of the forest. All the wooden interior walls are left unfinished to display the true colors of wood.
This Norwegian treehouse is a decent build that displays the imaginative use of wood in the construction of a family home. No doubt, it will be a satisfying weekend getaway for its owners to spend some moments out in the wild.