Man Quits Lucrative NYC Job, Builds Treehouse Of His “Childhood Dreams” – Design You Trust

Man Quits Lucrative NYC Job, Builds Treehouse Of His “Childhood Dreams”


In 2011, Foster Huntington did something that many people only dream about. He quit his day job, bought a Volkswagen van, and escaped the urban jungle of New York City. Afterwards, he wandered the country and published multiple photo books, including one that’s aptly-titled Home Is Where You Park It. Huntington also introduced the popular hashtag #vanlife, and he inspired countless people with his beautifully-captured adventures.

h/t: neatorama, mymodernmet, nytimes, huffingtonpost


Three years of nomadic travels later, the 27-year-old decided to settle down. He and a group of friends got together and built a treehouse in western Washington near the Oregon border. Huntington’s home in the trees, which he has dubbed “The Cinder Cone” due to it being situated on a dead volcano, took a year to build. He filmed and photographed the construction and plans to publish the photos in a book; an interesting video documenting the process is below.


“I could’ve bought a house. But this is so much better. For me, it’s realizing a childhood dream.”, Foster told NY Times.


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