Joel Allen is a carpenter who came up with the novel idea to build an egg-shaped tiny house completely supported by trees in the woods of Whistler, Canada. The only issue is that these woods are government property and so he would be building the home without permission and in complete secrecy! Due to the private nature of the build, he had to carry all of his materials, mostly found for free on Craigslist, into the woods. In the end, the tiny house, named the Hemlock, was a beautiful idea and even more beautiful tiny house that was ultimately taken apart to be sold on Craigslist.
While it’s sad to think that this home isn’t in Whistler anymore, we’re still inspired by the pictures of this incredible home that built around a tree by which it gets all of its structural support.
Floating steps lead to the tiny house and require a dose of bravery to cross!
Inside, the home is cozy with curved walls from the egg shape of the home and the thick tree running through the center of the home. Built-in shelving and benches are just inside the door with tall windows that look out into the surrounding the woods.
A small office area was built below the winding staircase with enough space for a laptop and writing space.
Cooking was all done on the porch with a small grill. We love the idea of “roughing it” up in the trees and living simply with minimal modern conveniences.
It’s amazing to see what one man dreamed up and made a reality! What dreams are you holding back? It’s time to start building!
To learn more about Joel’s story and the process of building the Hemlock, visit his website at http://thehemloft.com/.