-TREENET WILLY'S PROJECT PHOTO GALLERY-
A Handful of Projects Over the Years:
Lucky for me, I live on the top of the mountain tucked away in a small cabin in the forest. My backyard is filled with many large pine trees that create the perfect canvas to try my new ideas, patterns, and techniques. Since starting the net in May of 2017, I've slowly added to this monster backyard wonderland with leftover materials from other projects. This eight level human hampster cage gives plenty of space to stack all the friends while jamming out to the DJ on level 3. This is the world's first ever fully-suspended rope venue, and we can't wait to add more to it!
July 2019, I had the opportunity to fly out to Bali and create a handful of handwoven nets for the 4 Airbnb units overlooking the farming terraces of Selat. 10 locals in the area were assigned to help with the projects and we were able to construct 6 incredible net hangouts in the 8 days I was there on site. Between the jacuzzi nets, the upper movie theatre hangouts, and the incredible views, its truly a one of a kind experience. If you'd like to stay at Camaya, you can find more information and booking availability here: https://www.camayabali.com/
July of 2020, we were able to create one of the highest quality installations to date. With three of the most experienced companies coming together, were able to mash all their styled together into this massive elevated platform extending over the hillside. Two large boulders provide a unique entrance the immediately elevates you into the trees.
WILEY'S TREENET CONSTRUCTION VIDEO
Bonny Doon, California
The Pinecine truly is the only Airbnb of its kind. This custom treehouse by O2 is suspended 30 ft in the air by cables and has a large bedroom surrounded with windows allowing the canopy to engulf you. Below the main platform we constructed a small circular net with backrests all around that suspend you above the bottom windows. There's no feeling like being suspended in the redwoods, lost in your own little world. You can find more information on renting this one-of-a-kind treehouse here at:http://www.o2treehouse.com/home
Queenstown, New Zealand
August of 2017, I met up with a group of fellow weavers, known as the Moab Monkeys, to help them create the first fully suspended theatre platform. This was the first time I met these guys, and was eager to test my skills at the next level. We built a massive SpaceNet platform at the old town park in Moab and took 12 of us about a day and a half to complete. Project leaders Brian Mosbaugh and Scotty Rogers then took the net over the New Zealand and rigged it up high in the mountains overlooking Queenstown, where Modestep performed their newest single at the time, "Higher." This is by far one of the craziest projects I've ever been a part of and introduced me to an incredible net community that I still work with today.
Overlooking Breckenridge ski area, this massive backyard TreeNet is one of our largest permanent installations to date. Constructed in the high elevation lodgepole pine forest at 10,000 ft, this custom hangout comes with two entrances and three cascading levels that are all connected. This is the first full scale webbed tunnel that we've done and we're very excited with the overall result.
Tucked in the aspen forest high above Lemon Resevior, this unique hangout was meant to blend in with the surrounding trees, even as they change color throughout the year. We used a fun cord that changes color depending on the angle you look at it, making it a camo from afar, but colorful and bright up close.
September 2020, we had the chance to work our magic within another sacred space called "The Donastery." This incredible place has over two miles of trail systems meandering throughout the high desert juniper forest. This was the first project we included another weaving medium, as Jess crocheted a couple dreamcatchers for matchuing centerpieces when you enter the platform.
The Donastery TreeNet Walkthrough
Located in the valley of Durango, CO, our local team created this massive two level platform with a connecting bridge that takes you from tree to tree. Moki steps take you into the heart of the tree canopy as the branches create the perfect bowl to lounge within as 360 degree backrests maximize space, comfort, and safety.
Los Angeles, CA
Located in the heart of the big city, Thomas and I were able to create a really fun hangout on a steep hillside that would otherwise be useless space. Thomas and TreeNet Willy constructed this in 4 days and comes with a small corner seat to get you off the main platform floor.
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Constructed in Spring of 2020, the Neadeau's backyard TreeNet fostered some of the newest ideas in the net community. Made for kiddos 10 and younger, we had to create an easy access into the platform we call Moki Steps, while keeping it as simple and sustainable as possible. By adding a few eye lag bolts to the tree, were were able to create this webbed ladder that works wonderfully for all ages. We also built a slanted seat area consisting of a loose dreamcatcher seat for your butt that pulls you into the net like a luxury elevated lawn chair. This slanted area then ramps up into the second lounging area located above the first platform.
Bob first saw our work at his neighbors and decided he needed to have one, reguardless of the lack of trees in the backyard. With a steep slop leading to the back patio area, Bob was able to create his own 6x6 frame concreted into the hillside, giving us the ideal 12x12 ft square to work with. We anchored to the base of the oak patch, giving you the perfect shady spot to kick back all summer long.
Located by chair 7, this large triangular TreeNet welcomes the sunrise and overlooks the beautiful Breckenridge landscape. This elevated space also provides the ideal place to watch the local wildlife, as we got to see a few moose travel back and forth during our time there. This was our first installation with an inserted post, which substituted for a tree so we could create the perfect space.
Tucked away in the gigantic redwoods of central California, this backyard TreeNet was created by our Cali Team for a few younger kiddos looking for a new place to hang out and play. With high walls and an easy access ramp, the girls are able to be themselves and embrace life amongst the trees.
Pagosa Springs, CO
This elevated project in Pagosa Springs was one of the more technical project's we've done in awhile. We constructed most of the main platform on the ground in the same spot, allowing us to relocate it another 25ft up in the trees once we finished. The slackliners on the team then added another perimeter and 360 degree backrests to make this massive 15 person TreeNet easily usable and enjoyable.
With blacklight in mind, this playground style TreeNet was the first time we integrated a full sized slide into the installation. This piece comes with an entry ramp, a small first level with the slide, and a larger second level with 360 backrests to keep the kiddos inside.
San Geronimo, CA
Here's a summer project from 2016, located in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana. This was a project done for some family friends and turned out to be one of the coolest projects to date, mostly because of the incredible oak tree reaching up all throughout the platform.