Illegal Treehouse in Canada’s Whistler Forest

The HemLoft – a secret treehouse, hiding in the woods of Whistler

“It took months to find the right tree to build on, and when he did the spot was on public land looking down on a row of multi-million dollar homes.

But that didn’t stop Joel Allen – he just built this incredible egg-shaped treehouse in Canada anyway, without telling anyone.”

Source: Daily Mail (lots of large color pics)
“The HemLoft is a self-funded secret creation. Since I built it on crown land, it is now in danger of being taken down. Please visit for more info.”

“The HemLoft is a self-funded secret creation that I built on crown land in Whistler, Canada. It hangs on a precipitous slope, in a towering stand of Hemlocks, about a five minute walk from the nearest road. When I started building it, I was just a fledgling carpenter, living out of my car. Building an experimental orb deep in the woods, with no electrical power, isn’t the recommended way to ease yourself into carpentry. However, I was armed with a couple of the most powerful tools a carpenter can have: blind naiveté and supreme determination. Full story here.” (fun read)

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