Incredible DIY Tree House in Kauri Forest

Nestled in the trunks of a wonderful old Kauri Forest in New Zealand, this DIY Tree House is an absolute delight. The whole house is made from three small rooms (each under 9 square meters) that are all individually suspended in the trees.


Although these tree houses are still under construction, the care and attention that is going into this build is evident and it is easy to imagine just how stunning they will be when completed.


The builder of these tree houses has been chipping away at their construction in his spare time over the last few years. They are a true DIY Tree House marvel. He estimates that he has so far spent around NZ$30,000 constructing these.


These tree houses were constructed over a period of 8 years as a DIY tree house building project. They stand as a testament to what one man is able to construct if he has a true passion.  Please make sure you subscribe to us on you-tube and follow us on Facebook for the latest information on our own Tiny House build.

Posted on by Bryce Posted in Tiny House Tours

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Bryce Langston is a New Zealand based actor, musician, filmmaker and environmentalist who has spent the past five years travelling the globe exploring the Tiny House movement as the creator and host of the popular online web series Living Big in a Tiny House

7 Responses to Incredible DIY Tree House in Kauri Forest

  1. Vicki

    Hey Bryce, the still photos on your website are just STUNNING. I absolutely love the large photo of the treehouse amongst the kauri trees on this page. Your website makes living in a tiny house look soooo appealing. I would love to convert to this style of living – however my partner is not so keen – and then there’s the question of where would we put 3 children (two of them young teenagers)? Tiny houses are certainly a great option for singletons and childless couples (my humble opinion expressed here).

    • Bryce

      Hey Vicki! Thanks for commenting, we’re really glad you are enjoying our photos and video! 🙂

      Living in such a small space with 3 children certainly wouldn’t be an easy task. I completely agree that a tiny house is really most suited to singles and couples. Although, in saying that I have seen stories of families successfully living in tiny houses. I think it really comes down to your level of comfort, and lifestyle.

      Whilst living in such an extreme small space may not be ideal for families, there’s no reason you can’t still take inspiration from these homes and find ways of downsizing and simplifying your life in ways that are more practical for your current situation. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lisa

    How do you keep the building level when the tree(s) grow, esp when the house is tied to more that one tree??

  3. Linda

    Great concept. I recently down-sized to a tiny trailer in the Florida Keys. My dream is to build a deck on the roof to take advantage of the incredible Atlantic ocean views.I’ll take a simple living style with perfect weather and water front deck over a never-ending needy big house in the burbs any day. My son wants to build a tree-house once out of college. I told him it’s a perfect idea. Too many of us have been force-fed the traditional concept of the “good life” for too long.Good does not = big. Good = simple.

  4. kushla

    Kia ora, these are BEAUTIFUL! Who makes them? Do you have a link/contact? They look very similar to something a family friend makes :-). Not a guy named Jo by any chance?
    My son and I are about to move into a house truck (stationary) which is snuggled in amongst trees, but not high enough to need a ladder :-).
    Great blog, just found it while googling Dee’s book that a friend sent me. I’ll be back!
    Thanks, Kushla*

    • Bryce

      Hey Kushla. These tree houses were built by an architect on his land. He asked not to be named in the video though. They were just built as a hobby project.

      Your house truck sounds fantastic! You should head over to our forum and post up some photos of it! 🙂

  5. pauline handley

    do they come with lifts? LOl

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