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treepreneur Michael Garnier
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How much weight will it hold?
(click above to see actual testing method, below are volunteers for illustration)
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Rocky Point Mexico 

Michael built this treehouse in Rocky Point, Mexico in 4 transplanted Palm trees. 
If Palms will grow in your area, Michael can build you a treehouse in 4 Palm trees.

Treehouse, Rocky point, Mexico
Will Travel to accommodate you 

Michael will go darn near anywhere to get your treehouse project 'off the ground'.  Michael brings his expertise and will either bring a crew or work with local craftsperson's at your site. In the picture to the right a local worker from Hainan, of Li nationality is part of the crew that built this treehouse in a Tamorinda tree on the Hainan Island, off the east coast of Vietnam.

Local Hainan worker
Live Oak, Florida 

The treemendous undertaking to the right was built in 1998 at the 'Spirit of the Suwannee Amusement Park' in Live Oak, Florida. Set in five Red Oaks in the back and five transplanted Fan Palms out front.  This treehouse was built at a cost of  $50,000/1998 dollars. No project is considered too large or too small in Michael's business.

Treehouse, Live Oak, Florida
Michael's Histree 

Michael's Treehouse. Others call it Histree.  Mike built this in 1997 when Jo Co Treestooges slapped a court order to cease and desist operations @ the Treesort. This rather lofty, at 51 feet up a tree, treehouse was built to give the entreepreneur a safe haven from Law Enforcement in the event that they might try to physically remove him from the premises. Histree is now used for guests as a ropes course, either hand/toe holds or using traditional climbing/rappelling gear.

HisTree
Piratree 

This is the Piratree Ship, which is a floating treehouse. You need three substantial trees to support this treeship.  20" diameter Fir trees ought to do it ok  This handsome Treeship can be shipped as a unit pre assembled, or to your site as a kit with plans and hardware. You need two trees 12' apart to mount the stern and another 20'distant for the bow to hang from. This one is especially great for the kids as it is quite interactive.

Piratreeship
The Treeplex 

Here, to the right, we have the Treeplex accommodations. The Treepee, Kid sized, is in the trees connected to the Cavaltree via. a swinging bridge. The Teepee is on the ground and is a full size Teepee with electric outlet if you'd like and a fire pit in the ground in the center of the floor.  These are simple platforms with canvas structures. These are not considered  Permanent Structures and should never need a Building Permit. These units are fairly inexpensive to build. The smaller bridges (30'or less) are considerably easier to build than the larger/ full sized suspension bridges.

Tipi,Cavaltree,Treepee
The Suite 

The ultimate in Treehouse living. To build one like this you need a small grove of trees, or one  'Big_Daddy'. @ 350 sq. ft. with a 250 sq. ft. deck, this is an ultimate retreat, with bath, kitchenette, bedroom and loft. Three room comfort. The Suite can be built at a cost of  $150.00 to $250.00 per sq. ft. 

Tree Suite treehouse
The Complex 

The Complex is like a couple of bungalows in the trees. One sized for the adults and the other, kid size. The Complex are the units on the left foreground and the Peacock is in the background on the right. Here again we are looking for a small grove or a couple of nicely forked stout trees. 
@ $100.00 to $200.00 a sq. ft. this is a honey of a treat. No two treehouses are alike and Michael builds each one to the trees or stand of trees on your site.

Complex treehouses
Hangin' out 

When building treehouses you can get into situations where you are literally hangin' out there in thin air. Safety is a major concern when working at heights of 10' and above. One needs to have all the proper equipment.

Michael hanging in ropes
Platforms & Bridges 

The platforms & bridges can be purchased with plans and hardware for assembly, or we can build them at your site. We need a tree at least 20" in diameter of the proper species. Fir, Oak, most hardwoods and some Pines. The bridge pictured right is 90' in length, using catenaries . This is  not advised for the owner/builder unless you are a Contractor / Eng. versed in this type of construction methodology.  More info to follow on bridges at a later date.  This type of platform can also be used to build a treehouse on. We are building one at the Treesort as you read this.

Bridge Platform in Tree


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