Treehouse Designers Guide: Living Tree

Living Tree's motto is, "You dream it. We build it."
The Clerestory

The Clerestory

In addition to doors, windows, a roof and electricity, this treehouse affords an equally stunning view of the ground and the sky. 

Photo by: Image courtesy of Living Tree LLC

Image courtesy of Living Tree LLC

In addition to doors, windows, a roof and electricity, this treehouse affords an equally stunning view of the ground and the sky. 

Could there be a better name for a treehouse builder than Jonathan Fairoaks? An ISA-certified arborist who specializes in tree preservation, Fairoaks built his first treehouse in his own backyard when he was eight years old and has been offering his services professionally for more than 34 years. Living Tree offers design, construction, maintenance and arboreal consultations, plus support for the DIY builder.

Based in:

Glenmoore, Pennsylvania

In the business since: 



$4,000 to $50,000

Most requested design:

The Clerestory, which features high windows above eye level.

Wow factor:

Some of Living Tree's projects include electric, heat and air conditioning, kitchens, sleeping lofts and bathrooms with incinerating toilets.

Project locations:

Maine, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and more—a total of 16 states in the U.S.  

Fun fact:

Located 35 miles west of Philadelphia, Living Tree operates out of Oregon House, California during the winter months.

Contact info:

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