Since the treehouse opened near the island's Parade Grounds last month, it has attracted dozens of children who scamper across its balcony playing hide-and-seek, along with adults who pause to enjoy the view between the London Plane's branches.
Some of us were lucky enough to have moms or dads build treehouses for us – for the rest of us, there’s Benjamin Jones. The artist recently brought his colorful TreeHouse made of sustainable materials to Governor’s Island in NYC for the annual Figment Festival and it was an instant hit with kids and adults alike! We wanted to know more about the inspiration behind the arboreal home’s recycled design so we caught up with Benjamin to ask him everything from where he sourced his supplies to what cool interactive art projects he’ll be hatching next.
Read more: INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
If you (like me) are a New Yorker who has been deprived of cool outdoorsy stuff like treehouses your whole life, here is your chance to get in on some good old arboreal home action! When we last saw him, artist Benjamin Jones was asking everyone on the interwebs to make his dream of constructing a sustainable treehouse on Governors Island a reality. Well guess what popped up there just a few weeks ago? Click through our gallery to see the pics Benjamin was kind enough to send us and read on to find out about the PAZainting Picnic Party that will be held this weekend to add some color to complete this branch-enveloped masterpiece.
Read more: A Treehouse Grows on Governors Island (and It's Made of Recycled Materials!) | Inhabitat New York City