As a child, who hasn’t dreamed of having their own little hideaway far up in the biggest tree of their yard? Three big dreamers from the region of Provence, in France, decided to stop fantasizing—they made their childhood dream a reality. They now build houses in trees.
Alain Laurens and Daniel Dufour joined forces with carpenter Ghislain André to found a company called La Cabane Perchée. Together, they design and build tree houses for individuals and for holiday resorts.
To date, nearly 350 tree houses have been constructed all over France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Russian, Denmark and the United States. They were right: they weren’t the only ones still dreaming of their very own tree house
The men behind La Cabane Perchée are committed to making their clients’ dreams a reality. At their first visit, they inspect the selected tree with the client. Then Alain and Daniel return to the studio to draw up their plans
Once the plans are approved, André begins construction in the shop
. The house is then delivered disassembled and erected right in the tree.
La Cabane Perchée uses an exclusive binding system designed to respect the host tree. No nails are driven into the tree and the system is scalable, taking into account the tree’s eventual growth. The binds are strong and stable, ensuring that your tree house is completely safe and secure. Every house is built in a way that is respectful of the shape and integrity of the tree. The builders focus on maintaining harmony
between the house and the host tree.