My treehouse on a pine tree
This pine tree was broken in two by the wind during the storm of December 26, 1999. The weight of the fallen top was 300 kilograms. Luckily nobody was around.
Treehouses are often built between branches or close trees. If you have neither a large enough tree nor several close trees, occasions to build a treehouse are fewer. This mast revealed by the storm was an invitation to build this treehouse.

My mother helps me to carry the construction out from the sitting room where it has been assembled. Here it will be disassembled and painted.

This is the fundation frame of the treehouse. Eight sided of which four have angles to rest the construction on the tree trunk. My friend Sverre gave the best description of the treehouse fundations. He said it was based on the upside-down christmas tree foot principle.

Here my son Lavrans, Thomas and me are assembling the beams of the 8 sided fundations of the treehouse. The surface of the floor is 2 meters in diameter.

Here I am looking through one of the four triangles holding the floor perpendicular to the trunk. The angle of the floor is regulated by bolts resting on the tree.

Four beams are holding on angles resting on the tree trunk. The remaining four are resting on four horizontal beams assembles as a square.

These pictures were taken during the summer 2000. The camera is blended by the contrast of the sky. Here I have started to fix the planks for the floor. Up there is my youngest son Audun.

Here you can see that only half of the floor is in place.

After several idle months, we are on it again. Here the roof structure is in place. It is raining and we are protected by a cover.

Audun, seven years is opening the door for me.

As the balustrade is not up yet, Audun is safely attached by the waist to the tree.