Pete fell in love with treehouses as a child, after building a backyard treefort with his dad at their home in New Jersey. With his treehouse design and build firm, Nelson Treehouse and Supply, Pete has created hundreds of treehouses around the world. Pete has also published six books on the art and science of treehouse-building, most recently Be in a Treehouse, and has shared many of his builds with global audiences as the star of the hit Animal Planet television series Treehouse Masters. In all of these projects, Pete has endeavored to equip others with the information and inspiration to get out into nature and up in the trees in a safe, sustainable, and fun way.
In 2006, Pete and his wife, Judy, opened TreeHouse Point, their world-renowned retreat in Fall City, Washington. In 2018, Pete opened his second treehouse retreat—this time in Utopia, Texas, in partnership with restaurateur Laurel Waters. Pete and his team are currently working on Treehouse Resort and Spa in Redmond, Washington.
Pete and Judy live in Washington and enjoy working with their three adult kids–Emily, Henry, and Charlie–and their son-in-law, Patrick, on all things treehouse. The couple welcomed their first grandchild, Douglas, to the treehouse life in January 2019!