Baumraum’s Prefab Tree Houses Start at $6,000

German design firm Baumraum custom-builds tree houses roughly the size of motorhomes. After taking into account the site—and health and future wellbeing of the surrounding trees and their roots—they prefabricate many of the houses. Of the 50 they’ve assembled around the world, prices (including construction and interior work) have ranged from approximately $20,000 to $167,000. That said, they’ve got a smaller, non-insulated option on offer …

An Oral History of Native Instruments

CEO Daniel Haver covers milestones and hilarious anecdotes from the music brand's 20-year existence

“Hey, there’s these two freaks in Berlin. They started this thing. They call it Native Instruments.”

4,500 Dachshund-Related Items at New German Museum

In the German town of Passau, former florists Josef Küblbeck and Oliver Storz have opened a museum dedicated to the delightful daschund, aka the wiener dog or sausage dog. Known as Dackelmuseum, or Dachshund Museum, the destination features 4,500 sausage dog-related items. According to D. Caroline Coile’s assessment in “The Dachshund Handbook,” this particular breed originated in Germany to assist in badger hunts. They were …