Treehouse Designers Guide: Living Tree
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.
In the business since:
$4,000 to $50,000
Most requested design:
The Clerestory, which features high windows above eye level.
Some of Living Tree's projects include electric, heat and air conditioning, kitchens, sleeping lofts and bathrooms with incinerating toilets.
Maine, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and more—a total of 16 states in the U.S.
Located 35 miles west of Philadelphia, Living Tree operates out of Oregon House, California during the winter months.