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-
A Quick Breakdown...
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, COLORADO
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. This 20 person spider web quickly became the centerpiece for not only Sonic Bloom, but for all events being held at Hummingbird Ranch.
ARISE FESTIVAL, COLORADO
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.
ONE VIBRATION FESTIVAL, COLORADO
One Vibration is a small electronic-based festival in Durango, Colorado and was the first festival with a permanent TreeNet installation from TreeNet Willy's. In addition, we place multiple SpaceNets on the hillside across from the stage, allowing people kick back and watch the music. With nets rigged up all over the grounds, they have quickly become one of the main attractions of the event. Almost all of our projects are involve blacklight cords, lighting up in various patterns at night under the different light spectrum.
PRIVATE BACKYARD PROJECTS
In between festivals and other events, we like filling our time up with private backyard projects. These installations 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 are great for camping, relaxing, socializing....basically anywhere you can rig them up. Most SpaceNets are large enough to hold multiple people and can be placed anywhere with the proper anchor points.
SPACENETS AT RHYTHMS OF RIMBA FESTIVAL
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.
SONIC BLOOM FESTIVAL SPACENETS
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 that cannot use permanent installations.
NIGHT TIME SPACENETS
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.
No Trees, No Problem
We do have domes for rent. This 24 ft diameter geodesic dome is filled with a massive glowing spiderweb flowing all throughout the space. Thousands 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. Blankets, bean bags, and pillows fill the bottom area for maximum comfort to relax, socialize, and get your mind blown! We will be working with String Theory Art Productions on bigger events and festivals to provide a projector for the web to move and look like lasers.
For more information about the dome and renting prices, please contact us below. More photos of the installation coming soon.