The BEST Episodes of Treehouse Masters
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 16, 2021
Network: Animal Planet
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.
#1 - AJ's Wish Treehouse
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2014
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."
#2 - Ultimate Giveaway - Treehouse Special
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 17, 2015
On this special episode Pete and the NTS crew build the “Ultimate Treehouse” for the lucky winner of the Ultimate Treehouse Giveaway.
#3 - Levitating Lighthouse
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 7, 2014
A young couple has big dreams of a lighthouse treehouse atop a seaside seawall along the coast of Northwest Washington. Pete is challenged by the property’s incredibly steep grade and must deliver all of his materials to the site by way of barge only! The octagon-shaped, two-story, white-and-red shingled structure, which is housed among a group of cottonwood trees, features porthole windows, a wrap-around balcony, a nautical-themed interior and rainbow-colored glass. The couple, wanting to truly live off the grid, throws Pete a curve ball by asking him for a rainwater shower system, a composting toilet and supply power (where there is none). Surprisingly, Pete delivers a custom gift for the couple's pampered pooch: a 'backyard' high in the air!
#4 - Country Superstar Speakeasy
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 15, 2014
Brian Kelley – a Southern gentleman who just happens to be half of superstar country-pop sensation Florida Georgia Line – is dreaming of a treehouse that he can “cruise” to with his gorgeous new wife in their home outside of Nashville. It is a three story whimsical, speakeasy-themed creative space built at the edge of a ravine below their home, perched in two strong oaks and a hickory tree. A sky-high bridge attached to their front porch floats through the tree branches to the second story of the treehouse, allowing the couple to easily access their private refuge. Pete incorporates wood from a treehouse that Brian’s father built for him as a boy, a bedroom, office, writing room, and a fantastic music-recording studio decorated with Guatemalan fabrics and vintage light bulbs.
#5 - Triple Decker Record Setter
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 6, 2015
Pete heads to Louisiana to build his biggest treehouse ever; a record-breaking, 1200 sq ft, tree village features 3 separate levels and a 70 ft bridge that connects to a platform set in a trio of nearby trees.
#6 - Treehouse Masters International: Brazil
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 31, 2015
Meeting up with South American treehouse impresario Ricardo Brunelli in the heart of Brazil; treehouse travels from the city of Sao Paulo to the farmlands of Parana.
#7 - Sky-high Redwood Retreat
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 31, 2014
A nature-loving woman in Humboldt County, California, asks Pete and his crew to build a treehouse that pushes their skills to the limit. She feels cramped in her home and wants a permanent residence 60 feet up in the area’s giant redwood trees. Pete and crew take the comforts of home to new heights in this bohemian-chic, tri-level treehouse, which boasts a bathroom, lounge and bedroom loft spread out throughout three floors with low-hanging lights, tapestries, modular furniture and an overall genie-in-a-bottle aesthetic. The owner dreams of being able to see the Pacific Ocean from her cozy forest perch atop the redwood canopy, and Pete knows that he and his crew are the only ones who can deliver!
#8 - Mindbending Silver Maple
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2015
Pete finds inspiration in old tales to build a mesmerizing treehouse, with a curved turret that soars two stories high and a deck to take in the amazing sights, over the stems of a twisty silver maple on the shore of Lake Chelan.
#9 - Home Tree Home
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 18, 2015
Inspired by South American treehouse maestro Richard Brunnelli, Pete builds a hexagonal live-in treehouse for a Treehouse Workshop graduate in coastal Oregon.
#10 - Treehouse Point 2.0!
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 26, 2016
Pete's son Charlie oversees the latest project, which happens to be a live-in Washington resort and spa, home base for himself on 23 acres of forest.
#11 - Record-High Recording Studio
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 21, 2014
A family from nearby Seattle wants to expand its already famous rural recording studio up into the trees! Up for the challenge, Pete creates a high-tech, two-story recording oasis more than 36 feet tall with in a group of cedar trees. Marrying music and nature, Pete and crew accent the treehouse with rust-colored metal, patterned, textured cork walls and a massive picture window that overlooks the wild salmon creek below. Upon completion, this musical treetop masterpiece is ready for its first recording session when a Grammy-award-winning megastar arrives at the reveal to lay down a brand-new track.
#12 - Vincent Van Treehouse
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 25, 2014
A farm in Wisconsin is the setting for a two-story tree house that features two decks; a loft; a lounge; and an art studio that has storage space for paint and canvases, a slop sink for washing brushes, an easel, drafting tables and a sewing station.
#13 - Camo Treehouse
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2016
Adventurous Texas family, living on a 200-acre ranch, want a camouflaged treehouse that also serves as a guest house.
#14 - Towering Treetop Teahouse
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 11, 2014
Pete and the crew look to Buddha's teachings as they build a traditional Japanese teahouse 20 feet in the air complete with a shoji screen wall, Tatami mats, low table with sunken floor and pagoda style roof for a zen-like paradise in Seattle.
#15 - Apres Skihouse Treehouse
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 19, 2016
Pete builds ski lodge-style treehouse complete with an indoor-outdoor fireplace and a rooftop snowmaker for a ski-loving family.
#16 - Birds Nest
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 27, 2014
The matriarch of a multi-generational Memphis family with a retreat in a wild bird paradise reaches out to Pete to build a giant bird nest treehouse. This “human nest” will pay homage to the magnificent egret nests that line the family’s lake, and will be housed in two hackberry trees and one sturdy oak.
#17 - Super Spy Treehouse
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 14, 2018
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.
#18 - Temple of Adventure
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 10, 2014
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.
#19 - African Safari Hut
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
A Kenyan born author wants a African themed hut in Washington. Pete uses handhewn rustic cedar to build an African-inspired circular hut treehouse complete with aerial walkway, spiral staircase, and thatched roof.
#20 - Treehive Beehive
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 2015
Pete and his team undertake a sticky challenge and reinvent the classic single-tree treehouse; constructing a magnificent and whimsical beehive-like structure soaring 30-feet high in a majestic Douglas fir.
#21 - Glasshouse Treehouse
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 20, 2017
Pete treks to New York's Catskill Mountains to build his first glass house in the sky; piecing materials together like a puzzle, Pete uses his clients' collection of 50 vintage windows to construct an elegant tree house encased by walls of glass.
#22 - Treehouse Z
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2016
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.
#23 - Nelson Family Treehouse
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 10, 2015
Pete Nelson uproots an existing treehouse from the family-owned bed & breakfast Treehouse Point to build a custom-made treehouse as a housewarming gift for his daughter, Emily.
#24 - Scottish High Garden
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 20, 2014
A couple in Tulsa has two things in common: they are both expert gardeners and they both have Scottish heritage. They enlist Pete to build “something extraordinary” in their backyard by creating a treetop Scottish cottage 10-feet high in a robust pin oak.
#25 - Magical Modern Treehouse
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2016
Busy film industry clients in Fayetteville, Ga. request a treehouse on their exuberant 63-acre plot of land, inspired by mid-century architecture and equipped with a zip line.