In spring 2014, Foster Huntington and a group of close friends started construction on a treehouse in rural Washington state. The multi-level dwelling that emerged a year later perched above a skate bowl and a wood-fired hot tub might be the most epic treehouse you’ve ever seen. Now Huntington is sharing the experience of building “The Cinder Cone Treehouse” via a beautiful 15-minute mini-documentary as well as a Kickstarter campaign for an instructional photo book.
Since finishing the tree houses, I’ve been organizing these images, drawings and notes into a book. This book will be different than my last two photo books. Think of it as one part instructional book, one part photo book, and one part tiny homes book. My goal is to make something that shows the process from dreaming up a seemingly outlandish idea to the final result after thousands of hours of hard work and the moments that happened in between. I hope that result ignites the imagination of people’s inner kid and gets ideas going for their own projects. To make the book happen, I’m funding it through Kickstarter here.
Huntington is an interesting guy who was already Internet famous for quitting his design job in New York City and traveling the country in his van. That experienced culminated with an earlier $65k Kickstarter campaign for a photo book about #vanlife called Home Is Where You Park It.
Check out the treehouse video. It’s definitely worth 15-minutes of your day.