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 multi-bedroom 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.
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Season 1Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jun 1, 2013
Twenty Ton Texas Treehouse Jun 1, 2013 Tree-house designer Pete Nelson builds arboreal getaways that are large and ornate or small and simple in this series, which begins with a ranch-style structure in several hackberry trees on a property near Waco, Texas.
S01 E02Jun 8, 2013
Luck o' the Irish Cottage Jun 8, 2013 A Celtic-theme cottage in an olive tree in California features a circular design that includes a fireplace and a rain-maker to mimic damp Irish weather.
S01 E03Jun 15, 2013
Sky High Spa Jun 15, 2013 A spa retreat on a ranch in Texas presents Pete with several plumbing challenges when he makes room for a steam shower and a Japanese soaking tub.
S01 E04Jun 22, 2013
Treetop Taphouse Jun 22, 2013 A barn-theme tavern—complete with a brewing system—that's accessible by a rope bridge 25 feet high is constructed for a family in rural Ohio, and Pete gets help with the project from some Amish neighbors.
S01 E05Jun 29, 2013
Spirit House Retreat Jun 29, 2013 In search of an inspiring space to begin her first novel, a writer in Rhinebeck, New York calls on Pete to build a hideaway to embrace her creativity but instantly feels blocked when she disagrees with Pete about the chosen tree. Once Pete wins her over, he transforms the tree into a gold-leafed “Spirit House” retreat filled with Buddhist artifacts and uplifting oddities and a loft to rest the brain between chapters.
S01 E06Jul 6, 2013
Backyard Bungalow Jul 6, 2013 Episode Synopsis: A couple in Oregon need extra room when their daughter comes home from college, so Pete builds a guesthouse in a tree.
Season 2Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Dec 16, 2013
Santa's Workshop Dec 16, 2013 Just one day of Christmas cheer isn’t enough for a real-life Santa and Mrs. Claus, who celebrate the season 365 days a year in Southern California. Old St. Nick and the missus call on Pete and his crew to spruce up their yard with some holiday magic. Pete creates a treehouse workshop complete with Santa's red chair, a naughty-or-nice drawbridge, a secret elf trap door, a candy cane and holly access bridge and some miracle Christmas snow...in the California desert!
S02 E02Jan 11, 2014
Temple of Adventure Jan 11, 2014 Pete builds an incredible, adventure-themed treehouse for a young, exploration-loving family in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. The family calls Pete and his crew to create a massive, two-story jungle masterpiece packed with secret doors and hidden passageways within a cluster of cherry trees! Pete delivers not just one but two bouncy suspension bridges, a daring rock-climbing wall anda living wall containing more than 700 live plants for this colossal treehouse, which overlooks a deep gorge. With a secret sarcophagus entrance, a second-sleeping loft and loads of adventurous novelties, this treehouse is sure to bring the family hours of fun, especially when Pete reveals his tailored, sentimental surprise: a tribute to the family’s beloved grandmother.
S02 E03Jan 18, 2014
Black Bear Bungalow Jan 18, 2014 Two sisters who run their family’s rural inn in Farmington, Pennsylvania, present Pete with a bear of a task: build an observation treehouse on their 1000-acre property, where they can watch the black bears roaming the land. Pete is a little nervous at first when it comes to his team building in the midst of these wild beasts, but he turns his fear into inspiration by creating his first-ever mid-century decagon treehouse with walls of glass and windows, a wrap-around deck, cathedral ceilings and a closed-circuit bear-cam tracking system nestled among three white oaks and standing more than 20 feet from the ground. For the interior, Pete incorporates mission-style furniture, a roaring fireplace and a handmade oak bar.
S02 E04Jan 25, 2014
Wild Butterfly Escape Jan 25, 2014 A large family from Independence, Ohio, runs a nonprofit organization Cornerstone of Hope, which provides grief services to anyone who has lost a family member. The family asks Pete to build a therapeutic space in the trees for Cornerstone of Hope, incorporating the nonprofit’s symbol, the butterfly. Pete jumps at this opportunity as he strongly believes in the unique healing power of trees and treehouses. He designs a butterfly-themed treehouse that stretches across six tree varieties, including a gorgeous cluster of maple, cherry, tulip and beech trees. The treehouse features a 400-square-foot deck, loft space, a butterfly wing-shaped jungle gym, a gigantic climbing net and a breathtaking butterfly chandelier. Pete really goes above and beyond when he outfits the treehouse with mechanical butterflies that can be enjoyed all year round!
S02 E05Feb 1, 2014
Sky-high Redwood Retreat Feb 1, 2014 A nature-loving woman in Humboldt County, California, asks Pete and his crew to build a treehouse that pushes their skills to the limit. She feels cramped in her home and wants a permanent residence 60 feet up in the area’s giant redwood trees. Pete and crew take the comforts of home to new heights in this bohemian-chic, tri-level treehouse, which boasts a bathroom, lounge and bedroom loft spread out throughout three floors with low-hanging lights, tapestries, modular furniture and an overall genie-in-a-bottle aesthetic. The owner dreams of being able to see the Pacific Ocean from her cozy forest perch atop the redwood canopy, and Pete knows that he and his crew are the only ones who can deliver!
S02 E06Feb 8, 2014
Levitating Lighthouse Feb 8, 2014 A young couple has big dreams of a lighthouse treehouse atop a seaside seawall along the coast of Northwest Washington. Pete is challenged by the property’s incredibly steep grade and must deliver all of his materials to the site by way of barge only! The octagon-shaped, two-story, white-and-red shingled structure, which is housed among a group of cottonwood trees, features porthole windows, a wrap-around balcony, a nautical-themed interior and rainbow-colored glass. The couple, wanting to truly live off the grid, throws Pete a curve ball by asking him for a rainwater shower system, a composting toilet and supply power (where there is none). Surprisingly, Pete delivers a custom gift for the couple's pampered pooch: a 'backyard' high in the air!
S02 E07Feb 22, 2014
Record-High Recording Studio Feb 22, 2014 A family from nearby Seattle wants to expand its already famous rural recording studio up into the trees! Up for the challenge, Pete creates a high-tech, two-story recording oasis more than 36 feet tall with in a group of cedar trees. Marrying music and nature, Pete and crew accent the treehouse with rust-colored metal, patterned, textured cork walls and a massive picture window that overlooks the wild salmon creek below. Upon completion, this musical treetop masterpiece is ready for its first recording session when a Grammy-award-winning megastar arrives at the reveal to lay down a brand-new track.
Season 3Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jan 9, 2015
The Coolest Treehouse Ever Built Jan 9, 2015 In this season premiere, Pete and the team tackle a treehouse for two tastemakers in Maine. Featuring a full wall of windows that opens up to the outdoors and a towering rooftop crow's-nest, this could be Pete's coolest treehouse ever built!
S03 E01May 31, 2014
Mile-High Mancave May 31, 2014 A Texas Dad wants a mancave so he has somewhere to bond with his grandson. Pete builds a 600 square foot Western-style mancave treehouse with cigar humidor, meat smoker, flat screen TV, bathroom, stone walls, and can sleep 5.
S03 E02Jun 7, 2014
African Safari Hut Jun 7, 2014 A Kenyan born author wants a African themed hut in Washington. Pete uses handhewn rustic cedar to build an African-inspired circular hut treehouse complete with aerial walkway, spiral staircase, and thatched roof.
S03 E03Jun 14, 2014
Bionic Treehouse Jun 14, 2014 Pete revisits his former home – a site where he built his very first treehouses. Revamping old treehouse building techniques with new and improved methods, the team fuses traditional wood with the power of steel, making these Nelson classics brand new.
S03 E04Jun 21, 2014
Scottish High Garden Jun 21, 2014 A couple in Tulsa has two things in common: they are both expert gardeners and they both have Scottish heritage. They enlist Pete to build “something extraordinary” in their backyard by creating a treetop Scottish cottage 10-feet high in a robust pin oak.
S03 E05Jun 28, 2014
Birds Nest Jun 28, 2014 The matriarch of a multi-generational Memphis family with a retreat in a wild bird paradise reaches out to Pete to build a giant bird nest treehouse. This “human nest” will pay homage to the magnificent egret nests that line the family’s lake, and will be housed in two hackberry trees and one sturdy oak.
S03 E06Jul 12, 2014
Towering Treetop Teahouse Jul 12, 2014 Pete and the crew look to Buddha's teachings as they build a traditional Japanese teahouse 20 feet in the air complete with a shoji screen wall, Tatami mats, low table with sunken floor and pagoda style roof for a zen-like paradise in Seattle.
Season 4Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Dec 27, 2014
Treetop Candy Kitchen Dec 27, 2014 A 500 square-foot ski lodge treehouse with a stainless steel candy kitchen and wine bar, 11 feet in the air and among 14 camphor trees is the gift Santa Pete wants to give the candy and wine making Splinter family of Northern California.
S04 E02Jan 10, 2015
The Coolest Treehouse Ever Built Jan 10, 2015 A couple who live in a one-room yurt in Portland, Maine, want a space for entertaining, so Pete builds them a tree house 19 feet high that features a rooftop crow's nest, a copper roof and a wall of windows that offers scenic New England views.
S04 E03Jan 17, 2015
Meditating Maple Jan 17, 2015 A Seattle couple want a space for meditation, so Pete uses a pair of maples to build a tree house 20 feet high that features curved walls and views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, as well as three flights of animal-friendly stairs.
S04 E04Jan 24, 2015
International: Brazil Jan 24, 2015 Pete and his team undertake a sticky challenge and reinvent the classic single-tree treehouse; constructing a magnificent and whimsical beehive-like structure soaring 30-feet high in a majestic Douglas fir.
S04 E05Jan 31, 2015
Treehouse Masters International: Germany Jan 31, 2015 Join Pete on an adventure in Germany with two renowned treehouse builders - Christopher Richter, a former student, and Andreas Wenning, one of the world's most celebrated treehouse architects - as they tour Deutschland and every treehouse they can find!
S04 E06Feb 7, 2015
Kentucky Climber's Cottage Feb 7, 2015 In Kentucky, Pete creates a treehouse with 17-foot-high ceilings and open-frame timber rafters, allowing a couple with a love of tree-climbing to harness up and dangle from both inside and out.
Season 5Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Jul 11, 2015
Nelson Family Treehouse Jul 11, 2015 Pete Nelson uproots an existing treehouse from the family-owned bed & breakfast Treehouse Point to build a custom-made treehouse as a housewarming gift for his daughter, Emily.
S05 E02Jul 18, 2015
High Noon Saloon Jul 18, 2015 Pete gathers up the posse to build a Wild West-themed treehouse in North Bend, Washington; they build a horseshoe-shaped construct with a bedroom, county jail loft, and genuine copper ceiling set 15-feet high in a solitary Douglas Fir.
S05 E03Jul 25, 2015
Mindbending Silver Maple Jul 25, 2015 Pete finds inspiration in old tales to build a mesmerizing treehouse, with a curved turret that soars two stories high and a deck to take in the amazing sights, over the stems of a twisty silver maple on the shore of Lake Chelan.
S05 E04Aug 1, 2015
Treehouse Masters International: Brazil Aug 1, 2015 Meeting up with South American treehouse impresario Ricardo Brunelli in the heart of Brazil; treehouse travels from the city of Sao Paulo to the farmlands of Parana.
S05 E05Aug 8, 2015
Twin Fix Aug 8, 2015 Pete returns to two of his first builds to reconstruct, revamp, and revitalize a pair of treehouses in need of major makeovers. These fixes prove to be more than just a remodel job when Pete and his team give both treehouses a brand new life in the trees.
S05 E06Aug 22, 2015
Sunrise Day Camp Clubhouse Aug 22, 2015 A summer camp for kids with cancer on Long Island gets a clubhouse with a crow's nest and a peekaboo roof that encourages interaction with nature.
Season 6Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Dec 19, 2015
Merry Fishmas Dec 19, 2015 Pete and his crew are tasked with building a nature center, 14 feet off the ground at 10,000-acre nature preserve, Dogwood Canyon in Lampe, Missouri, established by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, for the company's upcoming Christmas party.
S06 E02Jan 16, 2016
Texas-Sized Treehouse Jan 16, 2016 Pete and the crew round-up the magnificent seven of cypresses alongside the Frio River and mosey on down to Leakey, Texas to build a gigantic, Texas-sized treehouse with the longest bridge in NT&S history.
S06 E02Jan 15, 2016
Texas-Sized Treehouse Jan 15, 2016 Pete and the crew round-up the magnificent seven of cypresses alongside the Frio River and mosey on down to Leakey, Texas to build a gigantic, Texas-sized treehouse with the longest bridge in NT&S history.
S06 E03Jan 23, 2016
Rustic English Re-tree-t Jan 23, 2016 Pete and his team embark on a quest to an idyllic farm in Waxhaw, NC with orders to craft an elegant English retreat with a hanging bed fit for a queen. But one thing might stand in the way of Pete and his holy grail of pastoral treehouse builds...goats!
S06 E03Jan 22, 2016
Rustic English Re-tree-t Jan 22, 2016 Pete and his team embark on a quest to an idyllic farm in Waxhaw, NC with orders to craft an elegant English retreat with a hanging bed fit for a queen. But one thing might stand in the way of Pete and his holy grail of pastoral treehouse builds...goats!
S06 E04Jan 29, 2016
Treehouse Z Jan 29, 2016 Pete connects with old friends in Canton, NC to build them Zen-like sanctuary in the trees. Battling a record-fast 9-day build window, the team stays calm in constructing a retreat 15-ft high with a picture perfect view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Season 7Rent or Buy
S07 E01Jul 9, 2016
Bon-Appé-Treehouse Jul 9, 2016 Surrounded by fields of red poppies and intertwined within a giant live oak, Pete creates a dining room tree house with a Provence countryside feel as part of a French restaurant.
S07 E02Jul 16, 2016
Adventure Headquarters Jul 16, 2016 Pete and the NTS gang embark on an epic quest to give a thrill-seeking couple the treehouse of their dreams -- an adventure headquarters in the sky sitting 16 feet high in 3 cedars with a wraparound deck that provides 360 degree of stunning views.
S07 E03Jul 23, 2016
How 'Bout Them Apples Jul 23, 2016 Pete constructs a tasting room, high above the apple orchards, for Walden, NY hard cider company Angry Orchard.
S07 E04Jul 30, 2016
Frank Lloyd Lakehouse Jul 30, 2016 Pete builds a triple-decker treehouse with a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and more, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, on the shores of Kentucky's Lake Barkley
S07 E05Aug 27, 2016
Treehouse Point 2.0! Aug 27, 2016 Pete's son Charlie oversees the latest project, which happens to be a live-in Washington resort and spa, home base for himself on 23 acres of forest.
S07 E06Sep 3, 2016
Swiss Family Surprise Sep 3, 2016 Pete heads to Michigan to help a husband surprise his wife with a Swiss Family Robinson inspired treehouse for their anniversary! Far more advanced than its castaway motivation, the treehouse uses steel beams to hold tons of modern amenities.
Season 8Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Dec 24, 2016
Appalachian Christmas Treehouse Dec 24, 2016 Pete and his merry men trek to the Blue Ridge Mountains to build a treehouse for one of their own: carpenter Mike Reynolds. Sitting 16 feet high, it will be the perfect rustic guesthouse to host friends and family.
S08 E02Jan 7, 2017
International: Scandinavia Jan 7, 2017 Pete journeys to the pine-forested splendor of Scandinavia to explore Norway's magical TreeTop Hotel and Sweden's floating Treehotel, with tree homes suspended by cables and accessed only by retractable ladders.
S08 E03Jan 14, 2017
Nature's Super HQ Jan 14, 2017 Pete and NTS build a tree house for the For-Mar Nature Preserve just outside Flint, Mich.; the 5-platform nature headquarters serves as a positive addition to a community still reeling from the water crisis that began in 2014.
S08 E04Jan 21, 2017
Glasshouse Treehouse Jan 21, 2017 Pete treks to New York's Catskill Mountains to build his first glass house in the sky; piecing materials together like a puzzle, Pete uses his clients' collection of 50 vintage windows to construct an elegant tree house encased by walls of glass.
S08 E05Jan 28, 2017
The Owl Treehouse Jan 28, 2017 Pete pushes his design skills to create an owl-inspired tree house library in Charlotte, N.C.; evoking the face of the bird and using all sorts of curves, including rounded walls and semi-circle bookcases, the crew builds a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
S08 E06Feb 4, 2017
Surprise Makeover Edition Feb 4, 2017 Pete surprises two lucky winners to receive complete, top-to-bottom, $20,000 renovations of their existing tree houses, giving old, rundown childhood structures much needed repairs, remodels and complete makeovers.
Season 9Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S09 E01Aug 5, 2017
A Treehouse Fit for a Viking Aug 5, 2017 Pete takes on his first international tree house in Norway; working alongside a local builder named Frode, the one-of-a-kind, 24-foot-high retreat accommodates eight and allows for stunning views of the nearby lake.
S09 E02Aug 5, 2017
Hill Country Hideout Aug 5, 2017 Pete and his gang ride out to the Lone Star State to build a double-decker hideout in Texas Hill Country; Pete creates rustic perfection in six live oak trees with a saloon-style first floor for sippin' sarsaparilla and a glass floor for views below.
S09 E03Aug 12, 2017
Glamorous Glamping Retreat Aug 12, 2017 The NTS team leave their tents behind and head to New Jersey to build a campers' retreat for an outdoor-loving couple; with a screened-in porch, floating barbecue deck and cozy hanging bed, this Adirondack style tree-cabin puts glamping in the trees.
S09 E04Aug 12, 2017
Lost in the Forest II Aug 12, 2017 Getting lost in the forest for some behind-the-scenes fun with tree house master Pete Nelson as he uncovers never-before-seen footage, bloopers and loads of extra tree house tours, including a new peek inside Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s arboreal escape.
S09 E05Aug 19, 2017
Thrill 'n' Chill Treehouse Aug 19, 2017 Pete descends upon western Washington to make a tree house for action and relaxation; with a 55-foot-long bouncy-bridge entryway into a 20-foot-high structure and a zip line that travels through the forest, this tree house generates non-stop thrills.
S09 E06Aug 26, 2017
Jeffersonian Honeymoon Suite Aug 26, 2017 Pete and his team descend upon Virginia for the first time to bring the tree house revolution to Bella Rose Plantation; drawing on the architectural innovations of Thomas Jefferson, Pete designs a luxurious two-story tree house with colonial columns.
S09 E07Sep 2, 2017
The Bird Barn Treehouse Sep 2, 2017 Two retirees get a retreat on their 100-acre Wisconsin farm; Pete builds a barnlike birdhouse with three separate pods -- an art studio, an office and a lounge -- complete with a screened-in porch and a deck overlooking their stable of alpacas.
Season 10Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S10 E01Jan 6, 2018
Double Treehouse Extravaganza Jan 6, 2018 A couple wants a treehouse inspired by a children's book with a grown-up twist, and at the same time, Pete and the team build a whimsical Tudor-style theatre treehouse.
S10 E02Jan 13, 2018
Off-the-Grid Getaway Jan 13, 2018 Pete creates an off-the-grid escape that's all about peace, love, and treehouses, man; building a stunning treehouse made from re-purposed materials, while the client, Sarah Jay, adds her own touch - a massive dream net hammock in the trees.
S10 E03Jan 20, 2018
Rusty Rooted River Shack Jan 20, 2018 Pete and the team travel to Trempealeau, Wis., to build a rustic river shack-themed tree house for two parents who yearn for an easy escape after a long day.
S10 E04Jan 27, 2018
The Alaskan Treetop Sauna Jan 27, 2018 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!
S10 E05Feb 3, 2018
Treehouse Utopia Feb 3, 2018 Pete partners up in Utopia, TX for his first-ever joint venture: a treehouse B&B built for romance! This French-themed “little chapel of love” is anything but little with a 25-ft steeple and the BIGGEST bathroom he’s ever built!
S10 E06Feb 17, 2018
Treetop Medieval Fortress Feb 17, 2018 Pete builds a citadel fortress for a Texan couple who loves all things medieval; a 25-foot-high tower holds a round table and thrones, as well as a glass floor loft; a metalsmith joins the build to craft medieval touches.
Season 11Animal Planet | Rent or Buy
S11 E01Aug 18, 2018
Hawaiian Island Treehouse Adventure Aug 18, 2018 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.
S11 E02Aug 25, 2018
Episode 2 Aug 25, 2018
S11 E03Sep 1, 2018
Hot Tub Rumpus Room Sep 1, 2018 Pete's fun-loving friend is the lucky recipient of a treehouse built strictly for good times; the team builds a dream of a treehouse complete with a wine bar, a loft, and their first-ever hot tub in the woods of Western Washington.
S11 E04Sep 8, 2018
Antonio Brown's Steel City Skybox Sep 8, 2018 Pete makes a tree house touchdown in Pittsburgh for Antonio Brown, wide receiver for the Steelers. Pete is building a luxury skybox with a two-story window wall that overlooks a custom basketball court and football field.