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 businesses 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.
#2 – 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.
The episode was rated from 16 votes.
#3 – 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.
The episode was rated from 12 votes.
#4 – 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.
The episode was rated from 20 votes.
#5 – 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!
The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#6 – 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.
The episode was rated from 8 votes.
#7 – DELETE
Season 8 – Episode 14
The episode was rated from 4 votes.
#8 – 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.
The episode was rated from 29 votes.
#9 – DELETE
Season 8 – Episode 9
The episode was rated from 10 votes.
#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.”
The episode was rated from 6 votes.