Custom Rope Platforms for Elevated Living
TreeNet Willy's: Custom Rope Platforms for Elevated Living
TreeNet Willy's is a premiere, high-end TreeNet experience company focused on making the outdoors more accessible and enjoyable in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. Our hand-made webs are built to coexist and grow within their surroundings, opposed to being placed in it. This helps create a sense of oneness with the surrounding habitat while also creating a mindfulness of being in the present moment, also known as "being in the now." These unique installations are aimed at bringing individuals together to experience and enjoy the mix of music, art, and outdoor culture.
One of our primary goals is to offer people an opportunity to enjoy nature in the comfort of their own backyard. TreeNets provide a natural space to clear the mind, allowing oneself to physically and mentally be removed from the rush and stress of everyday life. Hundreds of scientific studies conclude that being in nature does in fact promote creativity, focus, and overall happiness. By creating places that foster a physical and emotional connection with nature, we aim to better the lives of everyone who wants to engage with the experience.
Over the last few years, TreeNet Willy has personally trained a small army of hippies to help out with the construction process. Being that these installations are all hand-made, there are many laborious hours required in framing and weaving these larger installations. Almost everyone on the team comes from a slackline/highline background, which perfectly correlates with the rigging and set-up required for building TreeNets and SpaceNets. We are currently located in Colorado, but we are always growing our hippie army across the nation. We do have a California team ready to go, and soon a Midwest and East coast team.
-WHAT WE DO-
There are many types of hammock and net installations that TreeNet Willy's offers for rent or purchase. After specializing in permanent TreeNet platforms for over a decade, we've also created many temporary installations to cater to festivals, weddings, and other events. Below is a break down of the different installations we offer that can help decide which is right for you or your event. Between the large variety of hammocks, framed nets, and domes, we have something for any application needed.
TreeNets are long-term installations located within a group of trees, consisting primarily of climbing rope and 550 parachute cord. We do our best here at TreeNet Willy's to emphasize and promote sustainable methods for enjoying the outdoors that we all share and love, so we do our best to create these platforms in a manner that leaves the surrounding environment in tact as much as possible. We pride ourselves on making installations that can be removed years later with no trace of it ever being there. Almost all of our our TreeNet installations include some sort of backrest or retaining wall in order to maximize space, comfort, and safety. With hundreds of different colors and patterns to choose from, there is an endless possibility for creativity within any given canvas of trees.
SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL TREENET
Sonic Bloom is an electronic based festival located at beautiful Hummingbird Ranch in southern Colorado. In June 2018, my team got the opportunity to create one of the first permanent art installations in the middle of the festival grounds. With the thousands of people attanding the event, we used blocks to prevent the trees from girdling with all the weight, allowing them to continue to grow without any harm.
ARISE FESTIVAL TEMPORARY TREENET
ARISE is a music festival out of Loveland, Colorado that hired TreeNet Willy's to create a temporary net for the children's area, providing a shady place for the kids to play and hang out. We made this custom net with ratchets, allowing us to set up the net in the same spot year after year, but also letting the space go back to its original use. This is an option for events looking for a custom platform to place in a given area, year after year.
PRIVATE BACKYARD PROJECTS
In between festivals and other events, we like filling our time up with private backyard projects. With teams growing all over the nation, these custom rope platforms have never been easier to place in your backyard. These backyard hangouts are made for people of all ages and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Check out our Project Gallery for more custom TreeNet installations or the Quoting Page for more information.
Some of our most popular installations are oriented towards use at night. Many rope and paracord colors reflect and transform under the blacklight, creating an entirely new world when illuminated. It's truly a completely unique experience floating off the ground in a glowing spiderweb world.
"Spacenet" is a term derived from the Moab Monkeys, the creators of the massive nets rigged over the Fruit Bowl of Moab. TreeNet Willy's uses the term "SpaceNet" to refer to any temporary hammock-like net rigged with ratchets or slackline gear. SpaceNets come in all sorts of shapes and sizes that are large enough to hold multiple people, making them ideal spot for socializing and relaxing. These temporary hammock nets can be rigged up in a variety of places and are great for any occasion. We have more information on making your own under the Quoting & FAQ page.
Rhythms of Rimba is an environmental awareness and educational festival hosted in Borneo, Malaysia. Environmental events such as this is are a great way to emphasize and promote a sustainable method of enjoying the outdoors we all love. Built of high grade materials and solid construction methods, our nets can be set-up all over the world in almost any environment.
FESTIVAL SPACENET HAMMOCKS
Many festivals prefer using SpaceNets in that they are easy to set up and remove without leaving harm to the surrounding environment. These are great for public grounds and locations with many trees but cannot use permanent TreeNet installations.
SpaceNets can be created in many different sizes, shapes, and patterns. Most of our work glows under the blacklight, making fun hang out platforms for festivals and other night time events. We do sell custom SpaceNets under the Store page.
FUN FOR THE KIDS
Due to the multiple number of people these nets can hold, SpaceNets are very popular for kids areas and other kid-friendly events that need a place to let all that young energy out. Kids love the fun colors and being able to hang out and play with their friends. We've let the kids put these SpaceNets to the test, and they've done very well holding up to all the abuse.
BACKPACKING & CAMPING
SpaceNets that fit 1-2 people can usually fit in a standard day pack and are the perfect portable hangout item for any adventure. Whether you're hiking, camping, or have a little extra space in your car, the SpaceNet is the perfect item for relax and enjoy nature.
Here's one of my first SpaceNet adventures located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana where I grew up.
Trampoline Frame Nets
One of our newest net installations involve unused trampoline frames. After removing the jumping mat and springs, we clean the frame and use that to anchor the net. Using these trampoline frames removes the need for trees, posts, or other anchors previously needed for hammock setup. Our custom trampoline nets come in sizes ranging from 8-12ft and are priced according to size and complexity.
Extremely Light Weight and Durable
One of the greatest perks of the trampoline frames is the light-weight and heavy duty design. Even with the net all rigged up, a single person can easily move the whole installation to a new spot. Without the need of trees or other anchor points, this is the perfect mobile multi-person hammock.
The Net vs. The Jumping Mat
Paracord provides a unique surface in that naturally has a little stretch, but doesn't necessarily have the bouncy effect much like the jumping mat of the trampoline. A loose net slowly makes everyone slump towards the center, so we like to make our nets as tight as possible without it having this bounce effect. The paracord weave is also great in that it allows air to blow through, preventing it from being picked up and taken away in heavy winds.
All of our cords are blacklight reactive and are perfect for night time use. We spraypaint the legs of the trampoline frames black, making the whole platform look like a levitating glowing web when illuminated at night under UV light. Our goal is to make these look the least like trampolines as possible.
Upcycling Old Trampoline Frames
We now offer custom hammock nets that can fit all the unused trampline frame in the backyard. There are a crazy amount of trampolines that are thown away every year because they have a tear or small hole with the mat even though the rest of the structure is totally fine. We can easily send you a custom hammock cover to turn your backyard back into the ideal hangout it was intended. Our custom trampoline hammocks range from 8-12ft, so please contact us below if you might want to turn your old trampoline into a next-level net hammock.
Whether it's a festival, a car camping trip, or a gathering at the park, these tramp frames are the perfect portable hangoutfor any occassion. 8ft tramps are around 2ft off the ground and break down into small pieces, one can fit them in a bin along with the net. These are vastly growing in popularity for festival camp spots and personal car camping use. We also sell finished products in the 8 and 10 fters, so please contact us below if you may be interested.
The String Dome
This 22 ft diameter geodesic dome is filled with a massive glowing spiderweb flowing in a wormhole fashion all throughout the space. Hundreds of multicolored strings are interwoven together and illuminated with UV light to create a unique, other-worldy feeling for the viewers lounging on the ground. We will be working with String Theory Art Productions and Ed Apples on bigger events and festivals to provide a projector to make the web to move and look like lasers.
Please contact us below if you may be interested in renting the dome!