Treehouse Masters, Season 1, Episode 2: Irish Cottage

Building this Irish-themed cottage in the trees in 2013 was such a fun experience. With its Celtic accoutrements and live green roof, this treehouse brings a bit of Ireland to sunny California.

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This quaint backyard treehouse is nestled in a single olive tree behind the main house.

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Our carpenters prefabricated the curved framing in our shop back in Washington.

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The crew left the rafters of the circular roof exposed inside the finished treehouse—they form such a stunning radial pattern.

The many curves kept the crew on their toes—very little is square in here!

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Daryl wraps up laying the cedar shingles on the exterior.

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A long staircase leads up to the front door, opening to the circular living room.

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The live green roof is laced with a sprinkler system to feed plants both on top of the treehouse and below.

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The green door was a must-have for an Irish-themed cottage!

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The walls inside are painted with a gradient of soft greens.

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Lots of plush seating makes the inside ultra-cozy—this corner is the perfect reading nook.

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The centerpiece of the room is this wood- and peat-burning stove. After all, what's an Irish cottage without a fireplace?!

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The deck is the perfect vantage place to soak in sunsets.

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We hope you've enjoyed taking a closer look at this quaint backyard treehouse! You can see all our photo tours of treehouses from episodes of Treehouse Masters, here.

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To the trees!