Treehouse Masters

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Treehouse Masters
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Title Card (Season 8)
Genre Reality
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 74 (As of February 3, 2017)
Production
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)

Stiletto TV (2013-2015)

Wilma TV, Inc (2015-present)
Release
Original network Animal Planet
Original release May 31, 2013 – present
External links
Production
website
discoverystudios.com

Treehouse Masters is an American reality television series that airs on Animal Planet and stars Pete Nelson, a master treehouse builder and owner of Nelson Treehouse and Supply.[1] Each episode, Nelson and his team design and build custom treehouses for clients across the country. The show debuted in 2013 and a ninth season is set for August 2017.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Pete Nelson - Master treehouse designer, builder and self-proclaimed "tree whisperer" who loves nature and spending time in the woods. He believes trees have personalities and that treehouses are "the ultimate return to nature."[3]
  • Daryl McDonald - Lead Foreman at Nelson Treehouse and Supply[3]
  • Charlie Nelson - Pete's son and Nelson Treehouse and Supply Carpenter[3]
  • Henry Nelson - Pete's son and Nelson Treehouse and Supply Builder[4]
  • Alex Meyer - Carpenter and Project Manager; has a background in rock climbing[5]
  • Chuck McLellan - Craftsman at Nelson Treehouse and Supply[6]
  • Seanix Zenobia - Carpenter at Nelson Treehouse and Supply[7]

In popular culture[edit]

Treehouse Masters was mentioned as a favorite show of lead character Jimmy Shive-Overly on FXX's You're The Worst.[8]

Daniel Tosh spoofed the show in the 2016 Tosh.0 episode "Tree Fall Kid."[9]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes First Aired Last Aired
1 10 May 31, 2013 August 2, 2013
2 8 December 23, 2013 February 21, 2014
3 12 May 30, 2014 September 19, 2014
4 11 December 26, 2014 April 17, 2015
5 10 July 10, 2015 September 18, 2015
6 9 December 18, 2015 March 11, 2016
7 8 July 8, 2016 September 16, 2016
8 6 December 23, 2016 February 3, 2017

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[10][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 1 "Twenty-Ton Texas Treehouse" May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Pete is asked to build the biggest treehouse he has ever taken on - a ranch style treehouse in Waco, Texas.
2 2 "Luck o' the Irish Cottage" June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07)
Nelson Treehouse and Supply builds a Celtic-themed cottage for an Irish family featuring a circular design and a fireplace.
3 3 "Sky High Spa" June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14)
A ranch retreat hires Pete to build an elaborate spa treehouse in Austin, Texas.
4 4 "Tree Taphouse" June 21, 2013 (2013-06-21)
Pete builds a brewery in the trees with the help of some Amish locals in Ohio.
5 5 "Spirit House Retreat" June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28)
A writer hires Pete to build a gold-leafed retreat in her New York cedar tree.
6 6 "Backyard Bungalow" July 5, 2013 (2013-07-05)
With their daughter ready to return from college, an Oregon family calls on Pete to expand their home to include a treehouse guesthouse.
7 7 "Canopy Clubhouse" July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)
Money is no object for a Bedford, NY family who hires Pete to design a clubhouse with a BBQ patio and lofted playroom.
8 8 "Love is in the Air" July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)
A couple unable to book a room at Treehouse Point for their wedding inspires Pete to build a Honeymoon Suite.
9 9 "View from Above" July 26, 2013 (2013-07-26)
Pete builds a children's treehouse for a family with four kids - two with special needs. During the build he takes a look back on previous episodes with his carpentry team.
10 10 "Ultimate Treehouses" August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02)
Pete travels the globe looking for the biggest, baddest, craziest treehouses.

Season 2 (2013-2014)[11][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
11 1 "Santa's Workshop" December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23)
Pete and the crew build an Alpine-style treehouse for a Christmas-obsessed family.
12 2 "Temple of Adventure" January 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)
Pete builds a treehouse for an adventurous Pennsylvania family complete with a rock climbing wall and suspension bridges.
13 3 "Black Bear Bungalow" January 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
Two sisters recruit Pete to build an observation treehouse so they can watch the local black bears explore their large property.
14 4 "Wild Butterfly Escape" January 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)
Pete builds a therapeutic treehouse with a butterfly theme for a hope center in Ohio.
15 5 "Sky High Redwood Retreat" January 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)
Pete and his crew accept a challenge to build a permanent residence 60 feet up in a handful of giant redwood trees.
16 6 "Levitating Lighthouse" February 7, 2014 (2014-02-07)
Materials arrive by barge to a steeply graded property along the Washington coast for a nautical lighthouse treehouse.
17 7 "Ultimate Treehouses II: The Roots" February 14, 2014 (2014-02-14)
A look at the history and evolution of treehouses including a Papua, New Guinea, tribal treehouse built by hand, a 200 year-old backyard treehouse, a New York luxury treehouse and a Costa Rican re-purposed airplane fuselage.
18 8 "Record High Recording Studio" February 21, 2014 (2014-02-21)
A Seattle family asks for a recording studio up in their property’s cedar trees. When it’s done, Pete gets a visit from CeeLo Green, a Grammy-winning singer ready to break in the new studio.

Season 3 (2014)[12][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
19 1 "Mile High Mancave" May 30, 2014 (2014-05-30)
Pete builds a manly treetop getaway for a Texas dad with three daughters.
20 2 "African Safari Hut" June 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
A Kenyan author calls in Pete and company to build an African-inspired circular treehouse in his property’s Douglas fir trees.
21 3 "Bionic Treehouse" June 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
Pete stops by at his former home to rehabilitate his old treehouses for their current owners.
22 4 "Scottish Sky Garden" June 20, 2014 (2014-06-20)
A Tulsa couple hires Pete to create a treehouse that combines their two interests: gardening and their Scottish heritage.
23 5 "Birds Nest" June 27, 2014 (2014-06-27)
An Arkansas grandmother reaches out to Pete to build a treehouse designed with tree branches to look like a bird’s nest. Roderick Romero assists with the nest construction.
24 6 "Towering Treetop Teahouse" July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)
Nelson Treehouse and Supply is inspired by Buddha’s teachings to complete a traditional Japanese Teahouse in Seattle.
25 7 "Treehouse Masters International: Japan" July 18, 2014 (2014-07-18)
Pete joins Japan's most beloved treehouse builder, Takashi Kobayashi, for a tour of the country's coolest treehouses.
26 8 "Vincent Van Treehouse" July 25, 2014 (2014-07-25)
Three siblings call on Pete to build a Scandinavian-style Art Studio treehouse as a surprise for their parents.
27 9 "Canopy Island Camp" August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)
A Washington family brings in Pete to build the Native American-inspired summer camp treehouse of their dreams.
28 10 "View from Above II" August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08)
Pete and Daryl team up with an inventive designer to create a 30-sided geodesic globe suspended by wires.
29 11 "Country Superstar Speakeasy" August 15, 2014 (2014-08-15)
Brian Kelley, of Florida Georgia Line, brings in Pete to build a speakeasy treehouse for him and his new wife.
30 12 "AJ's Wish Treehouse" September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19)
Pete teams up with a local fire department and Make-A-Wish to give an 8-year-old a treehouse inspired by the movie The Boxtrolls.

Season 4 (2014-2015)[13][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
31 1 "Treetop Candy Kitchen" December 26, 2014 (2014-12-26)
Pete and the crew build an 80,000 lb stainless steel kitchen as a Christmas gift for a family of candy makers.
32 2 "The Coolest Treehouse Ever Built" January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09)
Pete makes a treehouse with a full wall of windows for a pair of Maine tastemakers.
33 3 "Meditating Maple" January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
Pete and company channel their chakras to build a Seattle meditation space 20 feet up in the air.
34 4 "Treehive Beehive" January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)
Pete and the guys build a beehive-inspired structure up in a Douglas fir.
35 5 "Treehouse Masters International: Germany" January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)
Pete joins two renowned local treehouse builders, Christopher Richter and Andreas Wenning, for a tour of Germany’s finest treehouses.
36 6 "Kentucky Climber's Cottage" February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
Pete builds a treehouse for a tree-climbing school run by a couple that loves trees almost as much as he does.
37 7 "Lost in the Forest" February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
A behind the scenes look at footage left on the cutting room floor.
38 8 "Sky Pirate Hideout" February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
A couple brings in Pete to build a pirate-inspired treehouse with a rope bridge and hidden compartments.
39 9 "Ultimate Treehouses III: American Masters" February 27, 2015 (2015-02-27)
Pete travels across the US visiting treehouses with fellow builders David Geisen, Attie Jonker, and Roderick Romero.
40 10 "Triple Decker Record Setter" March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)
Pete builds his biggest treehouse yet, a three level village in Louisiana.
41 11 "Ultimate Giveaway Treehouse" April 17, 2015 (2015-04-17)
Pete and his crew build a treehouse for the winner of the Ultimate Treehouse Giveaway, furnished by Delta Faucet.

Season 5 (2015)[14][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
42 1 "Nelson Family Treehouse" July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10)
Nelson Treehouse and Supply builds a treehouse for Pete’s daughter, Emily, and her boyfriend, Patrick, who is carpenter for Nelson Treehouse & Supply.
43 2 "High Noon Saloon" July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)
NTS builds a Tolkien-inspired fantasy treehouse for a family along the waters of Lake Chelan.
44 3 "Mindbending Silver Maple" July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)
A wild west treehouse is this week’s assignment and the client is NTS electrician, Walker.
45 4 "Treehouse Masters International: Brazil" July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Pete pays a visit to South American treehouse master Ricardo Brunelli for a look at Brazil’s best treehouses.
46 5 "Twin Fix" August 7, 2015 (2015-08-07)
Pete returns to two treehouses he built, one for his good friend John in 1998 another for Lolly, an aspiring painter, in 2002.
47 6 "Ultimate Treehouses IV: Engineering and Ingenuity" August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14)
Pete explores treehouses with impressive engineering feats and does some engineering repair on one of his own treehouses.
48 7 "Sunrise Day Camp Clubhouse" August 21, 2015 (2015-08-21)
A New York summer camp for kids battling cancer brings in Pete to construct a new treehouse for the campers and their siblings.
49 8 "Magical Party Pad" August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28)
Pete builds a treetop castle complete with a turret for sisters with property in the lush woods of Nebraska.
50 9 "Workshop Edition" September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11)
Pete and company build a treehouse for a group of young carpenters at Sawhorse Revolution.
51 10 "Home Tree Home" September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)
A graduate of Pete’s Treehouse Workshop calls him in to build an oceanside treehouse in Oregon.

Season 6 (2015-2016)[15][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
52 1 "Merry Fishmas!" December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
Pete and his crew journey to Dogwood Canyon in Lampe, Missouri to build a treehouse for Bass Pro Shop’s John Morris.
53 2 "Texas-Sized Treehouse" January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
A Texas couple brings in NTS to build a giant treehouse to use as a cozy hangout with their family.
54 3 "Rustic English Re-tree-t" January 22, 2016 (2016-01-22)
On a farm where goats are born and raised, a North Carolina couple brings in Pete to build a cottage in the trees.
55 4 "Treehouse "Z"" January 29, 2016 (2016-01-29)
Pete’s friends call Nelson Treehouse and Supply to build a meditative treehouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
56 5 "View From Above III" February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
Pete hosts some of his crew for a campfire look at back at some of their favorite treehouses they’ve built.
57 6 "Apres Skihouse Treehouse" February 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
A ski-loving family recruits Pete to create a cozy winter Ski Chalet treehouse.
58 7 "Takeover: The Roderick Experience" February 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
Roderick Romero makes a special appearance to build a treehouse out of salvaged materials.
59 8 "Camo Treehouse" March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
A competitive family in Texas hires Pete to build a treehouse to be used as a prize for an upcoming survival game.
60 9 "Magical Modern Treehouse" March 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
Pete takes a call from a breast cancer survivor to build a healing treehouse in Georgia.

Season 7 (2016)[16][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
61 1 "Bone-Appe-Treehouse" July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)
The Laurel Tree French restaurant in Texas brings in Pete to build a dining room in the trees.
62 2 "Adventure Headquarters" July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15)
Adventurous friends Mike and Monica bring in Pete to build a treehouse headquarters.
63 3 "How 'Bout Them Apples" July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)
The Angry Orchard Cider Company calls on Pete to build a treehouse tasting room.
64 4 "Frank Lloyd Lakehouse" July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)
Frank Lloyd Wright is the inspiration for a three-story treehouse in Kentucky.
65 5 "Treehouse Point 2.0" August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
Pete is ready to expand his treehouse empire in the form of a new resort and spa in the trees.
66 6 "Swiss Family Surprise" September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
A 40th wedding anniversary is the occasion that brings Pete and his crew to Marion, Michigan.
67 7 "Ultimate Treehouses V" September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
Pete explores treehouses around the world that are used to enrich the mind, body and spirit.
68 8 "Zac Brown's Space Crab" September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
Country star Zac Brown joins Pete to build a treehouse at an arts camp for kids.

Season 8 (2016-2017)[17][edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
69 1 "Appalachian Christmas Treehouse" December 23, 2016 (2016-12-23)
Pete and the guys build a treehouse for NTS carpenter Mike Reynolds in North Carolina.
70 2 "Treehouse Masters International: Scandinavia" January 6, 2017 (2017-01-06)
Pete stops by the TreeTop Hotel in Norway before checking out a handful of Swedish treehouses.
71 3 "Nature's Super HQ" January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13)
Amy and Nicole of the For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum call on Pete to create a treehouse classroom.
72 4 "Glasshouse Treehouse" January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20)
Two workaholics in New York enlist Pete to build a treehouse getaway in glass.
73 5 "The Owl Treehouse" January 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
A Montessori school asks Pete to build an owl-themed treehouse library.
74 6 "Treehouse Masters: Surprise Makeover Edition" February 3, 2017 (2017-02-03)
Contest winners are surprised with $20,000 treehouse renovations.

Season 9 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
75 1 TBA August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
Pete travels to his friends in Norway to build his ever first international treehouse
76 2 TBA August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
Pete helps a couple build a dream treehouse for their ranch in Texas

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