Treehouse Designers Guide: Romero Studios

Roderick Romero is a famous treehouse builder known for his beautiful, organic designs.
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The Nest

Roderick Romero's first treehouse, "Nest," was built in Bald Hills, Washington in 1997. 

Photo by: Image courtesy of Roderick Romero

Image courtesy of Roderick Romero

Roderick Romero's first treehouse, "Nest," was built in Bald Hills, Washington in 1997. 

Considered the treehouse designer/builder-to-the-stars, Roderick Romero went to school to be a doctor, switched to theater and learned carpentry doing set designs in grad school. On a whim, he built a treehouse for a friend and word spread quickly through celebrity circles. Clients include Sting and Trudie Styler, Donna Karan, Julianne Moore and Val Kilmer, for whom he built a treehouse that mimics the nests of barn swallows who build their homes in cliffs near Kilmer's home. "I like my treehouses to look like a bird built them," Romero says. "They have to be harmonious with the natural setting."

Based in:

New York City

In the business since:



$70,000 and up

Most requested design:

Clients often ask for Romero's Lantern House design, which was inspired by the lanterns he saw in Tangier while teaching Moroccan orphans about architecture.


Romero only uses salvaged or reclaimed materials.

Wow factor:

Romero worked with a robotics team to construct a false wall to hide a plasma TV for clients in Southampton, New York who planned to host movie nights in their treehouse.

Project locations:

New York, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Washington, Morocco, Italy and Mexico.

Fun fact:

In a band called Sky Cries Mary

Contact info:

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