This 300-Square-Foot Northern California Home Is Built Around a Redwood Tree

Approximately 12 years ago, Will Beilharz made the decision to ascend a towering redwood tree in Sonoma County, California, reaching a height of 270 feet, where he then chose to spend the night. Accompanied by his friends, they ingeniously suspended their hammocks amidst the branches and spent two nights in the canopy. During this unique experience, they engaged in reading books and sustained themselves on granola bars. This extraordinary adventure had a profound impact on his life. “It was a transformational experience,” he reflects, “I came to a profound realization of the incredible connection to nature that one can establish in such a manner, and the reliance on a tree for survival, which was an ancestral practice that predates our existence on the ground.”

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Dave Green

With a deep-rooted passion for nature and a decade-long journey nurturing redwood trees, Dave stands as a dedicated steward of these majestic giants. Over the past ten years, Dave has meticulously cultivated redwood trees, witnessing their growth from mere saplings to towering sentinels of the natural world. As a UK-based enthusiast, Dave has developed a profound understanding of the intricacies of redwood tree care, adaptation to local climates, and their unique appeal in British landscapes. Through Dave's expert insights and hands-on experience, readers are invited to explore the enchanting world of redwood trees and discover the wonders that these living monuments bring to our surroundings.