The Best Episodes of Treehouse Masters

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

People who know and work with Pete Nelson describe him as a tree whisperer. For his part, Nelson lets the trees do the talking. He's a world-renowned treehouse designer and builder, and this series documents the work he and his team of craftsmen -- including his son Charlie -- do to create incredible homes and busines ses in nature's canopy. Pete uses a combination of science and art to realize clients' sky-high aspirations of magnificent multibedroom treehouses with elaborate kitchens and bathrooms, or simpler, peaceful one-room escapes. Other backyard escapes featured in the series include a spa retreat, a brewery, and a honeymoon suite. ``We awaken that inner child who dreams of living among the trees,'' Pete says.

Hawaiian Island Treehouse Adventure

#1 - Hawaiian Island Treehouse Adventure

Season 11 - Episode 1

Pete journeys to Kauai to build a sky-wave treehouse for a couple who ditched the mainland for a laid-back lifestyle and transforms a bohemian treehouse for two former professional surfers into a masterpiece with a crow's nest 60 feet off the ground.

star 8.79
14 votes
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Never Too Old for a Treehouse

#2 - Never Too Old for a Treehouse

Season 11 - Episode 3

Dreams are coming to life in Oregon as Pete builds for Marlene, an 81-year-old woman who is finally getting one of her greatest wishes fulfilled: a treehouse; Marlene is giddy with excitement for this new adventure.

star 8.71
14 votes
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Super Spy Treehouse

#3 - Super Spy Treehouse

Season 11 - Episode 5

Pete heads to Alabama's Appalachia to build a super spy treehouse; he pulls out all the stops to make the client's espionage-themed dreams come true; gadgets, hidden passageways, secret rooms and more.

star 8.57
7 votes
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Ultimate Treehouses V

#4 - Ultimate Treehouses V

Season 7 - Episode 7

Pete explores tree houses worldwide that tap into one's inner spirits; a manta-ray-shaped tree house within a Thai jungle; a spirit-soothing retreat hidden in Australia's wilderness.

star 8.55
11 votes
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Hot Tub Rumpus Room

#5 - Hot Tub Rumpus Room

Season 11 - Episode 2

Pete's fun-loving friend is the lucky recipient of a treehouse built strictly for good times; the team builds a dream of a treehouse complete with a wine bar, a loft, and their first-ever hot tub in the woods of Western Washington.

star 8.53
15 votes
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 The Alaskan Treetop Sauna

#6 - The Alaskan Treetop Sauna

Season 10 - Episode 4

Pete creates an arboreal abode for an adventurous Alaskan couple that offers all the warm fuzzies they get from the outdoors without having to brave the bitter mountain cold, and heats things up by installing a sauna in the trees!

star 8.28
29 votes
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Zac Brown's Space Crab

#7 - Zac Brown's Space Crab

Season 7 - Episode 8

Pete builds a half spaceship, half horseshoe crab, zinc-wrapped treehouse at state-of-the-art kids camp, Camp Southern Ground, at the request of country music superstar Zac Brown.

star 8.25
8 votes
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Black Bear Bungalow

#8 - Black Bear Bungalow

Season 2 - Episode 3

Two sisters who run their family’s rural inn in Farmington, Pennsylvania, present Pete with a bear of a task: build an observation treehouse on their 1000-acre property, where they can watch the black bears roaming the land. Pete is a little nervous at first when it comes to his team building in the midst of these wild beasts, but he turns his fear into inspiration by creating his first-ever mid-century decagon treehouse with walls of glass and windows, a wrap-around deck, cathedral ceilings and a closed-circuit bear-cam tracking system nestled among three white oaks and standing more than 20 feet from the ground. For the interior, Pete incorporates mission-style furniture, a roaring fireplace and a handmade oak bar.

star 8.18
50 votes
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Antonio Brown's Steel City Skybox

#9 - Antonio Brown's Steel City Skybox

Season 11 - Episode 4

Pete makes a tree house touchdown in Pittsburgh for Antonio Brown, wide receiver for the Steelers. Pete is building a luxury skybox with a two-story window wall that overlooks a custom basketball court and football field.

star 8.17
12 votes
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AJ's Wish Treehouse

#10 - AJ's Wish Treehouse

Season 3 - Episode 12

An Arizona boy's Make-a-Wish request is granted when Pete designs a tree house with a ramp for his wheelchair and characters from the 2014 film "The Boxtrolls."

star 8.17
6 votes
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Apres Skihouse Treehouse

#11 - Apres Skihouse Treehouse

Season 6 - Episode 6

Pete builds ski lodge-style treehouse complete with an indoor-outdoor fireplace and a rooftop snowmaker for a ski-loving family.

star 8.17
48 votes
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Love Is in the Air

#12 - Love Is in the Air

Season 1 - Episode 8

In the Season 1 finale, Pete builds a honeymoon suite for a couple who want to get married at Treehouse Point, but all of the other accommodations are booked.

star 8.15
59 votes
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Ultimate Giveaway - Treehouse Special

#13 - Ultimate Giveaway - Treehouse Special

Season 4 - Episode 10

On this special episode Pete and the NTS crew build the “Ultimate Treehouse” for the lucky winner of the Ultimate Treehouse Giveaway.

star 8.14
7 votes
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Camo Treehouse

#14 - Camo Treehouse

Season 6 - Episode 8

Adventurous Texas family, living on a 200-acre ranch, want a camouflaged treehouse that also serves as a guest house.

star 8.13
38 votes
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Santa's Workshop

#15 - Santa's Workshop

Season 2 - Episode 1

Just one day of Christmas cheer isn’t enough for a real-life Santa and Mrs. Claus, who celebrate the season 365 days a year in Southern California. Old St. Nick and the missus call on Pete and his crew to spruce up their yard with some holiday magic. Pete creates a treehouse workshop complete with Santa's red chair, a naughty-or-nice drawbridge, a secret elf trap door, a candy cane and holly access bridge and some miracle Christmas the California desert!

star 8.09
69 votes
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City Sleeker Treehouse

#16 - City Sleeker Treehouse

Season 9 - Episode 7

Pete is back in Texas to build a sophisticated, sleek-and-chic treehouse in the heart of Dallas; Daryl and the NTS team put treehouse engineering to the ultimate test at Washington State University, proving down-to-the-pound the power of the TAB.

star 8.08
25 votes
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A Treehouse Production

#17 - A Treehouse Production

Season 11 - Episode 9

A friend of Pete's has the treehouse bug and decides to open a treehouse B&B; the classic A-Frame structure will have all the amenities and a waterfall that pours from the wraparound deck to the pond below.

star 8.08
13 votes
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Climb-In Drive-In

#18 - Climb-In Drive-In

Season 11 - Episode 10

Pete tackles the first climb-in movie theater; concessions are served to seating pods through a pulley system and loungers elevate into the trees to give perfect views of the big screen; a tree house for monkeys at the Los Angeles Zoo.

star 8.07
14 votes
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Frank Lloyd Lakehouse

#19 - Frank Lloyd Lakehouse

Season 7 - Episode 4

Pete builds a triple-decker treehouse with a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and more, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, on the shores of Kentucky's Lake Barkley

star 8.06
16 votes
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Treehouse Z

#20 - Treehouse Z

Season 6 - Episode 4

Pete connects with old friends in Canton, NC to build them Zen-like sanctuary in the trees. Battling a record-fast 9-day build window, the team stays calm in constructing a retreat 15-ft high with a picture perfect view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

star 8.04
67 votes
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Double Treehouse Extravaganza

#21 - Double Treehouse Extravaganza

Season 10 - Episode 1

A couple wants a treehouse inspired by a children's book with a grown-up twist, and at the same time, Pete and the team build a whimsical Tudor-style theatre treehouse.

star 8.00
36 votes
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Temple of Adventure

#22 - Temple of Adventure

Season 2 - Episode 2

Pete builds an incredible, adventure-themed treehouse for a young, exploration-loving family in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. The family calls Pete and his crew to create a massive, two-story jungle masterpiece packed with secret doors and hidden passageways within a cluster of cherry trees! Pete delivers not just one but two bouncy suspension bridges, a daring rock-climbing wall anda living wall containing more than 700 live plants for this colossal treehouse, which overlooks a deep gorge. With a secret sarcophagus entrance, a second-sleeping loft and loads of adventurous novelties, this treehouse is sure to bring the family hours of fun, especially when Pete reveals his tailored, sentimental surprise: a tribute to the family’s beloved grandmother.

star 7.95
60 votes
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Wild Butterfly Escape

#23 - Wild Butterfly Escape

Season 2 - Episode 4

A large family from Independence, Ohio, runs a nonprofit organization Cornerstone of Hope, which provides grief services to anyone who has lost a family member. The family asks Pete to build a therapeutic space in the trees for Cornerstone of Hope, incorporating the nonprofit’s symbol, the butterfly. Pete jumps at this opportunity as he strongly believes in the unique healing power of trees and treehouses. He designs a butterfly-themed treehouse that stretches across six tree varieties, including a gorgeous cluster of maple, cherry, tulip and beech trees. The treehouse features a 400-square-foot deck, loft space, a butterfly wing-shaped jungle gym, a gigantic climbing net and a breathtaking butterfly chandelier. Pete really goes above and beyond when he outfits the treehouse with mechanical butterflies that can be enjoyed all year round!

star 7.95
55 votes
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 Off-the-Grid Getaway

#24 - Off-the-Grid Getaway

Season 10 - Episode 2

Pete creates an off-the-grid escape that's all about peace, love, and treehouses, man; building a stunning treehouse made from re-purposed materials, while the client, Sarah Jay, adds her own touch - a massive dream net hammock in the trees.

star 7.93
28 votes
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Workshop Edition

#25 - Workshop Edition

Season 5 - Episode 8

Pete and the crew join a group of young carpenters from Sawhorse Revolution, an organization that introduces carpentry to students with community service projects, to build a treehouse escape.

star 7.92
65 votes
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