I want a Tree Boat House.
July 22, 2010
Two of my favorite things are Tree Houses and Boats. Today I had a flash of genius: combine the two!!!
Here’s how I came up with this:
I was walking through my neighborhood this morning, smelling roses and listening to one of Brian Johnson’s Philosophers Notes (specifically, one on Robin Sharma’s book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari). I was also dreaming about the tree house I will eventually live in.
I got home and saw that an architect friend (who, according to my plan, will someday help me design and build said tree house) had serendipitously sent me this photo, with the caption: “I found you a nice sturdy tree house.”
Then on Facebook, I saw that a chef friend had posted the picture below:
So, envisioning my ideal life, I saw myself running this restaurant with my chef friend, while living in a tree house overhead (or at least nearby).
Of course, the shantytown-looking tree houses above wouldn’t work in a tropical area that is prone to hurricanes. Hence the Tree House Boat concept was born. A tree house made out of an actual boat that has been hoisted into a tree! So if it falls out of the tree in one of the aforementioned hurricanes and lands in the ocean, no problem!!!
The closest thing I could find to a currently-existing Tree Boat House was this:
That, however, is not a real boat.
It would be pretty cool if I could get something like the boat below into a tree, though it looks a bit fragile to survive a fall into the ocean:
Though one of these pods looks like it would float:
And, lastly, here’s a Tree Submarine House option:
I’d have to make sure the glass is shatter-proof.
“Remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.”