“Location, location, location” may be real estate’s universal rallying cry–but, for Whistler’s most secret and highly illegal HemLoft treehouse, finding location might be difficult. WHERE HemLoft is located has been a closely guarded secret. Only recently has novice builder Joel Allen decided to share–and share he has with media worldwide.
Here’s what the self-taught carpenter says about building HemLoft:
“When I started building it, I was just a fledgling carpenter, living out of my car. Building an experimental orb deep in the woods, with no electrical power, isn’t the recommended way to ease yourself into carpentry. However, I was armed with a couple of the most powerful tools a carpenter can have: blind naiveté and supreme determination.”
[Source: The HemLoft website]
Photo: HemLoft treehouse located somewhere in the woods of Whistler
Photo: HemLoft interior view to the treetops, literally!
The BIG problem with this treehouse is NOT ONLY the difficulty in actually finding it, unguided. The problem is, HemLoft is situated on crown land, an illegal “squat.” Though the actual HemLoft property is only 9 acres, the treehouse is still at risk of a teardown.
What do you think should happen to this masterfully-built treehouse? Visit Joel Allen’s HemLoft website and cast a vote: “So what is to become of HemLoft“! You can even make suggestions of your own. Maybe we can still save HemLoft!
Have a look, while you still can!
Video: Walking tour of HemLoft treehouse in Whistler woods with builder Joel Allen
The GOOD NEWS is that HemLoft Treehouse is STILL there, tucked away, secretly in Whistler’s woods!