Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Swarovski Gem Visions Catalog 2010

In the recently released Gem Visions Catalog, O2 Treehouse made the first page of the Pure Light booklet. The catalog forecasts future trends in the jewelry industry and will be distributed to many of the leading jewelry manufacturers and designers around the globe.

Accompanying text:


A woman of contemporary style, seeking clarity, peace and sensuality of nature, looking for the soul of a jewel rather than status symbolism.

Textures and Materials

Pure Light is dedicated to colorless, brilliant stones and highlights Diamonds, Cubic Zirconia, White Sapphire, and Passion Topas White. White light takes the place of color. Brilliance, luminosity, radiance, high refractive qualities. Clusters or collections of stones that scintillate and sparkle. Stones combined with soft velvety textures of gold or ceramics.


Dustin is nailing down the basics for the Redwood project, which includes finalizing the details for a prefab location in Oakland, where he can pre-build

While Dustin irons out the final details for the Redwood tree house project, he is working on a Venice bamboo structure, which will include two hanging platforms, a catwalk, bamboo sanctuary and rope ladders. He’s prefabricating the structure in the backyard of the Permacultre East house in Mar Vista which has a rich history of improving sustainability and reducing waste.

Treehouse Treehouse, Buckminster Fuller Institute Foto: O2 Treehouse Japanische Lampions inspirierten Dustin Feider von O2 Treehouse zu seinem Entwurf, der durch das Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) in New York realisiert wurde...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

O2T Featured on Alternative Building Web Site

Paulina Gobiecka from Poland is creating a new website devoted to alternative buildings and has included some of O2 Treehouses on her website. English coming soon.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Recent Designs

Frequency 2 geodesic with a stretched midsection. Intricate cut decorative exterior panels in either plywood or cedar boards. This is a 5' diameter structure with an upper and lower level.
Status: Potential build Santa Monica CA

Original render of the Frequency 2 Stealth Model treehouse 2006. Created in two way mirror reflective tempered glass panels. Below: Frequency 3 Stealth Model treehouse.
Proposed: Bel Air CA current

Friday, December 11, 2009

Venice Bamboo

O2 Treehouse in the following weeks will prefab and then install in the backyard of the HealeyBrown residence a bamboo tensegrity structure which will include two hanging platforms, cat walk, bamboo sanctuary, and rope ladders abound. O2 will be pre-fabing the structure in the backyard of what is referred to as the Permaculture East House in Mar Vista which has an eclectic history of its own, more on this to come.

Thank you We Heart for your fantastic post!


Should we be lucky enough to have a few acres and some whopping great trees outside our gaff then we genuinely couldn’t think of a more exciting prospect than bagging one of Dustin Feider’s awe-inspiring O2 Treehouses. Built from 100% sustainable materials and ensuring healthy, unrestricted tree growth, these modular structures, based upon a geodesic sphere, are the must-have for the rich and famous who just want to get away from it all….

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Robby Krieger and I on E Entertainment's "That Morning Show"

On E!'s "That Morning Show" Jennifer Ann Wilson gets the skinny on O2 Treehouses, the brainchild of designer/builder Dustin Feider and THEN hangs out in a treehouse with Robby K from The Doors!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

O2T Gives Talk

O2 Treehouse Gives talk at M&A on, off the grid treehouse communities in the Red Woods

About M&A

Materials & Applications (M&A) is a research and exhibition center dedicated to pushing new and underused ideas in art, architecture, and landscape into view. Our goal is to be a driving force to increase public participation in the built environment by inspiring interest in visitors with their surroundings - while they explore the latest ideas in architectural design and theory on an experiential level. We aim to push the application of materials beyond what typical limits of commercial, residential, and traditional gallery-based projects allow, toward a more flourishing, living architecture. 

About off the grid treehouse camps: 


Monday, December 7, 2009

Check out O2 Treehouse's latest publication in Spacecraft Fleeting Architecture and Hideouts

Spacecraft presents projects that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture. On the one hand, the book features flexible, fleeting structures that only exist for a limited time. On the other hand, Spacecraft focuses on spaces that are used temporarily. Whether vacation homes, urban hideouts, art projects, pavilions or studios, all of the included work is distinguished by a playful, unconventional use of space.