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Successful Kickstarter Campaign Brings

Eco-Certified Treehouses to Chattanooga

The Treehouse Project Kickstarter campaign met its fundraising goal days before the deadline, and continues to raise money beyond expectations as the cut off date of approaches. The aim was to raise $33,333 to build the world’s first Living Building certified treehouse in the world on a beautiful piece of property on the side of Lookout Mountain, right beneath Rocky City. 


The treehouses will be Living Building Challenge certified, which means they will produce at least 5% more electricity and water than they consume through utilizing rainwater and a nearby spring, and have geothermal and solar energy. They will feature luxury amenities, climate control, including EPB’s ultra-fast internet, feeding into the current glamping trend that’s grown popular with vacationers all over the world.


“Our goal is to have a really unique space that provides outdoor reconnection,” says Alms. “It will be a place that allows you to rest, get back to the basics, and dream about what’s possible in the future.”

Several Chattanooga organizations have offered support, including Rock City, EPB, Green|Spaces, PlayCore and the Lamp Post Group. The Treehouse Project team will do much of the construction themselves with locally-sourced and reclaimed materials wherever possible. The goal is to be open by March 2015. 

The Kickstarter campaign offers extra incentive to meet that deadline because it functioned not only as a fundraiser, but as a pre-booking system. Contributors were able to pre-book their treehouse vacations and purchase timeshare bundles at a big discount. They also got reward packages featuring products and gift certificates from local companies, including Granola, Mayfly Roasting Company, L2 Boards, Bike Chattanooga, Rock City, and more.

“We couldn’t have done this without the support of the Chattanooga entrepreneurial community,” said Elwell. “We saw how perfect this destination would be for the Chattanooga area, and our supporters agreed.”


For more information, contact

Andrew Alms | | 423-300-6690

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