by Jay Duffy
I have a little documentary that Kirsten Dirksen of faircompanies.com put together for us and I’d love to share it with you and the rest of the tiny house community. It’s a video about a tree-house for grown ups that I built using 90% recycled materials.
Here is what Kirsten has to say about it:
When carpenter Jay Duffy began building a tree-house in his fiance’s front yard for her two sons, he used discarded materials from his construction jobs. With leftover redwood siding, recycled windows and an old barn door, the fort slowly began to resemble a small house.
When Duffy and his fiance, Chandra Lila, noticed that her sons weren’t using the space very often, they began to make themselves at home. Now it’s their “tea house tree-house.” Duffy has created cabinets to store their teas and utensils and they’ve added a pull-out mat for reading and taking naps.
The space was built to fit the tree. It’s supported by 3 beams and chains and Duffy didn’t remove a single branch. Instead, limbs cross through walls and slice the interior. The nearly transparent plastic roof allows dappled light from the tree’s canopy to enter.