A Literal Tree House

It’s a rare opportunity to have a  tree stump large enough to hollow out and build a feature like this.


Daniels Wood Land makes something a little less restrained (though they do custom work and I speak from experience when I tell you that they are great to partner with).   When I worked with them, all of their play structures were built on real stumps sourced responsibly in California wilderness’s but after a visit to their website,  it looks like they have now moved on to fabricate stumps (Huge tree stumps presumably not being an easily renewable resource.). Personally, I think the fairy garden house above is an appealing folly feature (if you are lucky enough to have an enormous stump in your garden) but (maybe it’s because my own kids have gotten a little older) the appeal of the pirate ship below is a little beyond me.  What do you think?


akes Daniels Wood Land.

Spread the love
  • 104

Get My Free Newsletter

Connect with Nature.

Get Inspired.

Make Change.


Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Join the 10-day Garden Design Challenge

container garden collage by rochelle greayer

Let's get your garden in shape so you can enjoy peaceful & nourishing time in your own piece of the great outdoors.

Sign up below to get started:

rochelle greayer

Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Stacie Shepp on July 13, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    These pieces by Daniels Wood Land are amazing. My nieces and nephews would love these! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Susan Tomlinson on July 14, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Hi Rochelle–Love the treehouse.

    I’m sorry I’ve been slow to respond to your request to feature the bike path/front yard makeover–I’ve been traveling and haven’t had consistent access to the internet. The answer, of course, that it would be wonderful to have you do so. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you.

    I’m a big fan of Studio G!

  3. Holly Gomez on August 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I love the literal tree house and would like to know more about it!
    Is it something you worked on? What a great play space!

  4. amy of ara133photography on December 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Oh My Gosh, I love the tree house!!! That is amazing, I want to live in it.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.