Occasionally, a film doesn't just elicit a personal reaction, but actually makes you want to be the protagonist. Cinder Cone, Foster Huntington's short documentary tracing the construction of his dream dwelling, a tree house suspended between two Douglas Firs in Washington, is one such production. The nomadic filmmaker and photographer, who occasionally works out of a mobile film lab, spent a year constructing the arboreal escape along with a crew of friends. Some were carpenters by trade, and others picked up skills suspended above the canopy. Playing like a cross between a music video and a dream summer, the film may inspire a few amateur architects to start looking towards the forest. Perhaps in anticipation of that reaction, Huntington has begun to turn his collection of project images and sketches into a book, currently raising funds on Kickstarter, which documents the yearlong process. While it's not a set of blueprints by any means, Huntington hopes it'll inspire others to pursue their own ideas.
· 12 Treehouses That Will Make You Question Your Life Choices [Curbed]
· Previous Tree House coverage [Curbed]