Issue No. 333, April 2017
Castles in the canopy
Philipp, Kim and Ilango on the treehouse platform with Luke and Sathyaji in the tree The TreeHouseCommunity is an Auroville-based undertaking that consists of an international team of state-of-the-art Treehouse constructors. They share their unique combination of skills, in harmony with nature, around the world. Young Aurovilian Philipp has always been an adamant ambassador of sustainability. He is routinely named “the dreamer” by his friends and colleagues. When he speaks of his passion, he radiates a joyful vision that inspires many. For many years, he was seeking to live in a way that respects the surrounding ecology, and was searching for a way to live with nature rather than destroy it by making way for housing projects. In his teens, inspired to find an alternative way to live with nature, he built a few treehouse platforms in the Youth Centre. From then on, he began experimenting more and researching further by building treehouses as living spaces. Bor...