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April 10, 2006

Treehouse From Space


Here at tinselman, we love treehouses, especially if they look like giant robotic eyeballs, humming low and keeping a hovering vigil above the heads of the furry little squirrels and mice.

SummerSeventySix at Cool Hunting says about the Free Spirit Spheres,

[Tom Chudleigh's] beautiful tree spheres evolved when an original plan to build a boat didn't quite take off, and he put what was effectively the cabin up in a tree in his native British Columbia instead. Since completing the first prototype called Eve, which was made out of yellow cedar wood, Tom has perfected his techniques. Now, he also constructs the spheres out of fiberglass, fitting them with plumbing, wiring and the all-important windows. Prices start at around US$45,000.

Take a look at Tom's home page or, thanks to a tip from Jackson T., you can also take a look at short video about the spheres.

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Sweet. They seem Myst-ish...almost.
I wonder if there are any in New Ephemera...

Posted by: Alli | Apr 10, 2006 1:27:49 PM

I wonder what it is that makes people want to live in trees?

Posted by: Eleri | Apr 10, 2006 2:55:27 PM

That is indeed very cool. Alli is right about it being Myst-ish. Reminds me a lot of the Channelwood Age, and a little of the rocket that goes to the Selenitic Age.

Perhaps we should consider this as an additional living space for the Republic in addition to the Funkturo?

Posted by: Alex | Apr 10, 2006 5:26:27 PM

OK, that does it. I am going to have to buy some property somewhere with trees so that I can get one of these things... Where do you find this stuff? I guess that's why you are President, eh?

Posted by: BWJones | Apr 10, 2006 7:17:22 PM

"I wonder what it is that makes people want to live in trees?"

Some people just want to get back to their roots.

(I'm so, so, so sorry for that.)

Posted by: Scott Elyard | Apr 10, 2006 8:34:00 PM

Bad Scott! No Biscuit! You can just leaf your silly puns at the door.

Posted by: Eleri | Apr 11, 2006 8:04:45 AM

Agh! My ears! My sanity! Slowly.... melting... agh! No more puns! Nooooo!!!!!!

On second thought, maybe they will be an effective weapon against the NSK...

Posted by: Alli | Apr 11, 2006 9:40:23 AM

Yes this could be an effective weapon. We can call ourselves, "The PUNishers."

Posted by: Mark | Apr 11, 2006 11:47:05 AM

I think I could also be an effective PUNisher (hey, that, in and of itself is a pun). I think it may be genetic, actually. In fact, PUNisher is what I have termed a "double pun", a pun that uses the word pun. It's so punny!

Posted by: Alex | Apr 11, 2006 2:22:39 PM


Posted by: Alli | Apr 11, 2006 4:11:52 PM

I see you are pundering what I am pundering.

Posted by: Mark | Apr 11, 2006 6:07:16 PM

Yes, I am pundering the punderful possibilities of the vast puniverse!

I've been trying to think of a pun on NSK. The full name, Neue Slowenische Kunst, doesn't have too much that I can really think of, other than the obvious Neue Slowenische Punst. Or something sophomoric emphasizing the "Slow" of "Slowenische". Not particularly punny.

(Sorry Alli, I can't help it. I have a genetic predisposition toward puns.)

Posted by: Alex | Apr 11, 2006 9:28:20 PM

I give up. Y'all are hopeless.

Posted by: Alli | Apr 12, 2006 4:16:47 AM

parinomasia is not a crime...;)

Posted by: Eleri | Apr 14, 2006 3:19:57 PM

Oh, darn my lack of witty comebacks!

Posted by: Alli | Apr 14, 2006 7:06:39 PM

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