Treehouse Building Workshop

The Carpenters

Building a Treehouse in Big Sur

UD - Treehouse Building Workshop Maybe it’s the 70-degree weather talking, but you’ve been thinking about getting back to nature.

Something along the lines of taking a long lunch, but more... yurt-ish.

Introducing the Treehouse Building Workshop, five days of carpentry, heavy-lifting and hot-tubbing, all while bedding down in a yurt, lining up would-be woodworkers now.

It’s probably been awhile, so if you’re envisioning that old treehouse that your dad put together, think more Swiss Family Robinson meets Frank Lloyd Wright. These are like little professionally crafted escape pods—with a shingled roof and a bridge or zipline entrance—that you’ll conceivably be able to build yourself after walking away from this workshop.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. You’ll start, design drawings in hand, with a Monterey pine in the forests of Big Sur. Then, you and about 15 others—not counting the instructors and the arborist—will prep the tree and start the build-out. And by build-out we mean wielding drills and circular saws at up to 20 feet from the forest floor, constructing the treehouse’s platform, walls and roof.

Since you’ll be staying in a yurt at Treebones Resort, you’ll have their heated pool and ocean-view hot tub to soak in after a long day’s work.

And as it turns out, you’ll be building their new massage loft.

Or as you’ll call it: the mother lode of treehouses.


Treehouse Building Workshop
at Treebones Resort
71895 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA, 93920

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