Into the trees

Day 3 of the tree house build process. Jim’s injured right ankle is quite a bit better, though still delicate and requiring painkillers (did I say? We had to cancel a weekend in June). He’s looking very cheerful, though, and bless him for running this workshop today.

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Setting out – for the trees

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Introduction to the tree ‘corner’

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Only a second before someone shins up a tree – Rosa

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Clare and Marcel are up another tree, Clare is on Olivia’s ‘perch’: the original tree platform and source of inspiration for the tree house here.

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This is called ‘direct design’,that is, creating the basic structure in situ with lengths of softwood.

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There followed a fantastic group interaction, working towards consensus.

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The structure is created to the group’s satisfaction.

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To ensure the structure can be re-erected in the same place, triangularisation happens (I know, I wasn’t concentrating at this point…)

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with the aid of this tool, I guess.

Ideas came thick and fast, the group process was wonderful, and the structure came down at the end of the day, to be rebuilt in oak another day – tomorrow with any luck.

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