Treehouse in the US: The Pleasant Bay Lookout
One look at the Pleasant Bay Lookout nestled amid the treetops and you might contemplate how to change your life in order to have a workspace with such an incredible view. Peter Frazier, a customer experience consultant, decided after years of working at an office and gaining over 50 pounds that he needed to make a change in his life – so he built this incredible treehouse office in the woods.
Set amongst the trees above Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington, his lofted Pleasant Bay Lookout treehouse serves as a workspace and guest room, and it has a green roof on top too. The gorgeous office sits below the main house and is nestled into the trees to blend into its environs. With glass on three sides of the Pleasant Bay Lookout treehouse and a cantilevered deck overlooking the Bay, Frazier has plenty of inspiration from his desk. The green roof on top helps insulate the little treehouse office as well as camouflage it within the forest – from above, the Pleasant Bay Lookout treehouse would practically disappear.
Peter Frazier designed his office to be as unobtrusive as possible, to be an uncluttered workspace, a guest house that keeps visitors coming back, and an inspired meditation room. When he started as a graphic designer back in the early 90s the equipment he used necessitated a much larger space. The first system for the business was a Mac Ci, then it was one tower after another, light tables, laser printers, scanners, backup drives, and all that. A few years ago Frazier realized that his laptop and iPhone were all he really needed to run his end of the customer experience consultancy. He could give up his big office and work within a small cube… a cube with a view.
Frazier knows for certain that his home office helps him lead a healthier lifestyle. He eliminated his commute by working from home, has more time for his family and to spend outdoors, and has devised a better system for working. To avoid back and sciatica problems Frazier works standing up, which probably also gives him a better view of the ocean. His desk consists of a plank of cedar, and there are no extra desk chairs, lamps or extraneous items in this simple and uncluttered office space.
The Pleasant Bay Lookout treehouse can be booked on airbnb, starting at $135/night.
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