Architect’s Impressive Tree House Design Built by Scout Troops

Tree house designer Baumraum has done it again. This time, the architects created a meeting place for a scout group near Wolfsburg, Germany. That doesn't mean that they built the elevated structure, though. It was actually constructed by the troop of young people on the Almke Campsite, which undoubtedly gave them the opportunity to learn valuable skills.

The scout's house wraps around a sturdy pine tree and is a place where they can gather, eat, and sleep. It's comprised of two identical smaller buildings that face one another and are slightly offset by a meter in height. In addition, their roofs are slightly pinched and curved, and the entire thing is supported using wood columns, beams, and diagonal bracing.

In the lower building, there's enough room for eight people to sleep comfortably, while the upper one is where they dine and meet. It contains cooking equipment, a large table, and even a wood-burning stove for cooler weather. Stairs divide the two structures as a terrace and an entrance-way to either place.

Baumraum website
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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