Why climb 30 feet up when you can bike? Check out Ethan Schlussler’s Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator:
“’I got tired of climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day, so I made a bicycle powered elevator to solve this problem,’ he writes.
“’It was originally a 20-something speed bicycle, but first gear wasn’t slow enough, so I cut the large sprocket off the front, and welded it on the rear to get a lower gear. I also had to do away with the de-railers and make a new chain tensioner.’
“The treehouse is not yet complete, but Ethan says, ‘I will be building walls and insulating it in the next few weeks, and eventually I intend to live (or at least sleep) in it.’“
Previously from Ethan Schlussler: Building a hexagon-shaped treehouse, a time-lapse.
Plus, more videos about pulleys and bicycles, including:
• Can you power your home with a bicycle?
• The 13th-century treadmill cranes at Guédelon Castle
• My Little Piece of Privacy, an installation by Niklas Roy
• How did John Magiro build a mini-hydropower station for his neighbors?