You must have seen a lot of tree-houses that have been built over the past few years but none have a story as that of this beautiful egg-shaped tree house called the HemLoft. It has been built in the forests of Whistler and will surely look inviting to you. They have been designed in part by Joel Allen on a discreet land.
The story of HemLoft goes like this- at the age of 26 when Joel wanted to retire because of a failure of his social media startup, he just could not. He began taking long walks through the woods with an old hippie named Old Man John. They decided subsequently to build a beautiful tree house in the woods. As he did not have enough money and funds he constructed his HemLoft with free materials from Craigslist and built the house on a land not owned by him.
The whole construction process took some years and they used recycled materials and help from friends to make HemLoft an almost perfect treehouse. After Joel and his friends built one house to test its strength they became even more confident of its success. They decided after a test house to make the egg shape bigger than before so that they could increase the interior space and make it into a mini-home of sorts. The treehouse now has pop-up windows which provide light and ventilation.
This project of HemLoft was to be kept a secret and it was so for three years. This was done more so because Joel and his friends were not too fond of telling the Canadian authorities that they were impinging on someone’s private property and it’s said that the land is owned by some wealthy neighbourhood guy. He contacted Dwell Magazine and they were the first to publish this news about the treehouse. The HemLoft now has its website which you can check out and you would get to know more of such heart-warming stories. By the way he is seeking advice on what he should do next.