E’terra Samara Treehouse’architecture was inspired by the topography of a samara, a propeller-like seed capsule that falls from maple trees in autumn. Prefabricated off-site, the structures draw upon sailing boat construction techniques to create the smooth, curved shapes from locally-sourced, FSC-certified wood.Each treehouse is protected from the elements by a fabric ‘bonnet,’ which is intended to function like the leaves of a tree and will be constructed of PTFE fiberglass-coated non-toxic, flame-resistant, self-cleaning TiO2 fabric.
Each one-bedroom treehouse features a sleeping section inside the deepest “fruit” section of the villa, with a socializing section on the outer region of the structure. The individual treehouses will additionally be located to take advantage of site-specific features to allow maximum privacy and optimum light. Currently in the design phase, the treehouses will be constructed and installed in the winter months so as to cause minimal disruption to surrounding plants.
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